Sign campaign looks to keep people prepared

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Over the past month we have seen one after another major natural disaster devastate parts of our world.

This has caused many people to think hard about if they are prepared for such an emergency.

Here in the Bluegrass that thought may have sparked after seeing some interesting signs around town.

Over the past few weeks you may have noticed signs like this one behind me, asking Lexington drivers if they’re prepared for a disaster and wondered what that was all about.

Well we at ABC 36 did as well so we thought we would go directly to the source, Lexington’s Emergency Management office, and ask them why these signs are popping up all over town.

Along a variety of Lexington’s major roads, large traffic signs flash the question, “Are you ready for a disaster?”.

The signs are the work of Lexington’s Emergency Management in partnership with the police department as a way to celebrate National Preparedness Month and get the word out that no matter where you live… Everyone needs an emergency plan.

Emergency management officials say they started the sign campaign at the beginning of the month and say it’s already making a big impact.

“We’ve doubled the traffic to our website with the signs and other promotional efforts that we are making through national preparedness month. So we encourage people really any time if they have a question about emergency preparedness visit our website, give us a call, send us an email. We’re more than happy to help people be prepared,” said John Bobel, with Lexington Emergency Management.

Due to the overwhelming success of these signs emergency management officials tell me they do plan to bring them back for next year’s national preparedness month.

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