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Preparedness kits 2 weeks, not 72 hour


September 24, 2020

COLFAX—September is National Preparedness Month which, for eastern Washington, means having an emergency kit and two-week supply of food necessities instead of the standard 72-hour kit.

According to Whitman County Emergency Management Director Bill Tensfeld, the recommendation was expended after the state Cascadia exercise. The exercise was to see what response and fall out would be in the event of the Cascadia event, massive earthquakes devastating western Washington. During that exercise, it was discovered it takes 10 to 14 days for the food supply to catch up in eastern Washington. Th...

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