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New Year, new emergency plan — ready yourself and your family in case disaster strikes

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by Greg Mellen

The new year is a time for resolutions and promising to do better. And while most of this resolve centers on personal improvement —fitness, finances, employment — people should also resolve to be ready in case the unthinkable happens and disaster strikes.

Planning for emergencies and disasters isn’t anyone’s idea of a fun time, but a little readiness today could make up for a mountain of heartache tomorrow and even save lives.

Now that the holiday shopping season is over, it may be a good time to invest a little time and money to review your preparedness.

In conjunction with Ready OC, Orange County’s emergency preparedness resource, and Safe OC, part of the national “If You See Something, Say Something” anti-terrorism public awareness campaign, here are some resolutions you can take to guard against disasters, whether natural or manmade.

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