Agencies come together to help with disaster prep

This is national preparedness month, and local agencies are helping with disaster prep. In Kanawha County, a Sustainable Families Preparedness Fair is scheduled for Sept. 18. The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Charleston Fire Department, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and other agencies will all be there with tips on what to do if disaster leaves you without power, food and other essentials. The preparedness fair will be at the Habitat for Humanity's Homeowner Education & Community Center on 815 Court St. in Charleston from 9 to 3 that day. It's the kind of thing you hope you never need, but as we learned with the June 29 storms, it never hurts to be prepared.