The first of several workshops on preparing for disasters is tonight at the Anderson County Library.
The sheriff’s office said the community classes will help people prepare for natural and man-made disasters.
Officials said they want your family to develop an emergency plan and be able to sustain yourself for 72 hours if responders aren’t available or communication challenges arise following a disaster.
Having a special kit that help you be prepared for a disaster can help.
The first session in the series will help you make a low-cost or no-cost disaster kit.
Other sessions include storm safety, evacuation planning, securing your home, pet safety and reducing risks of home fires.
The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday and will be held at the Anderson County Library main branch at 300 N. McDuffie St. in Anderson.
Those interested in attending can sign up online at emd.andersonsheriff.org or call 864-332-5738.
Space is limited, but there are plans for more sessions in other parts of Anderson County depending on community interest.