Rhode Island officials urge preparedness for weather disasters
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State emergency management officials are urging Rhode Islanders to prepare for weather-related emergencies or other disasters. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency will present Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts with a personal preparedness kit at the State House Thursday to mark National Preparedness Month. The agency is providing so-called go kits, which contain essential supplies for at least three days, to all its employees. The Emergency Management Agency said it hopes other state agencies will provide preparedness kits to their workers, as well. Disaster supply kits typically include water, nonperishable food items, first aid supplies, medications, and personal sanitation items.