Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  Next weekend marks the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

September also happens to be Emergency Preparedness Month, and locally Metro Transit is embracing that concept by meeting with bus and train passengers throughout the region to tell them how they can be prepared for anything.

“Whether it’s a flood or a tornado or, you know, all the way up to an act of terrorism,” says Metro spokesperson Dianne Williams, “what are you going to need to know and what are you going to need to do to keep you and your family safe?”

One good idea, she says, is to prepare a kit with emergency rations and supplies to store in your trunk.

It should contain any or all of the following: a water containers, a pair of food ration packets, work gloves, first aid kit, battery-operated radio and flashlight, duct tape, survival blanket, and even a breathing mask.

Meantime, Williams says Metro itself is heavily involved in a local safety network.

“It’s local police departments and federal agencies,” she says.  “They talk to each other all the time, they make sure they’re communicating threat levels.  Because threats around the world could mean a threat coming closer to home.”

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