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Gloucester residents to get emergency prep booklet in mail

Gloucester residents can expect to receive an in-depth local guide to preparing for emergencies in their mailboxes sometime in the next few days.

Gloucester’s communications coordinator Amanda Wallace took the initiative this summer to compile and design an easy-to-read, straightforward 15-page booklet, titled “Are You Prepared?”

“Residents need to have a plan in place—both a preparation plan and a recovery plan,” Wallace said. For instance, she said people need to know everything from how to safeguard themselves against snakes when trying to clean up their yard after floodwaters recede to how to protect themselves against fraud when criminals prey on storm victims’ misfortune. It also includes the basics on what to pack for a well-stocked emergency kit and how to register for local emergency alerts.

The booklet contains information on the county’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. It provides information on who ne...

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