COLUMBUS, Ohio - The active hurricane season is serving as a reminder by Ohio's Emergency Management coordinators to get prepared for natural disasters.
Personal and family plans in advance of an emergency. That's what's important, according to Sima Merick, in charge at the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
"As Hurricane Irma is approaching the United State, we start to think about things as preparedness plans, preparing for our elderly, taking care of our families and making sure we have a safe place to go," Merick says.
Merick says the recent hurricanes and the tornado in Crawford County, it's a reminder to brush off those emergency kits. She says it's a good idea to make sure your family can make it through three days on your own.