Disaster Awareness and Safety Day at Main Street Square

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Do you know what to do if a natural disaster is coming your way?

On Sunday locals learned how to stay safe during the 9th annual Disaster Awareness and Safety Day.

More than 30 response agencies gathered in Main Street Square.

They showed people what resources are available to them and how to be prepared in case of an emergency or disaster.

Pennington County Emergency Management Deputy Director Alexa White says,"We all like to think that the place where we live is afe all the time, but really there'a always going to be risk and the Earth was not a safe place until - and it didn't become unsafe and disastrous until we moved in the way so there's always been floods. There's always been volcanoes. There'a always been these types of things that are happening and people are now in the way of where these things are happening and we see that with the Hurricane Harvey, with the Irma that is happening right now."

White says everyone should have their own emergency kit so that everything they need is in one place including water, non-perishable food, hygiene products, and first aid supplies.