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This week ‘In Conversation’: Preparing for emergencies

Bloom Street, East Louisville, August 4, 2009
Courtesy U of L Archives/Photo by Jennifer Beswick
Bloom Street, East Louisville, August 4, 2009

Between natural disasters, and unexpected emergencies like gas leaks or lengthy blackouts, life can change in an instant.

How do you best prepare for disruptions out of your control, yet not live in a state of fear or paranoia?

On this week’s “In Conversation,” we spoke to experts about how to prepare for the worst, at home and elsewhere. How much food should you store? What items should you keep on hand in case there are community-wide outages? What should you keep in your car in case weather leaves you stranded?

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Michelle Tyrene Johnson is the lead producer of LPM’s talk shows, and she is also the host and producer of LPM’s podcast Race Unwrapped. Email Michelle at mjohnson@lpm.org.