Western Kentucky tornadoes should remind you to plan for a disaster

My colleague Mark Thomas at Oklahoma Press Association, in Oklahoma City, updated state press association folks on the Moore and other Oklahoma tornadoes. The OPA staff is all okay and Mark is assessing how his newspapers fared after Monday’s devastation.

But in his message Mark took time to remind us to remind you about disaster planning. You may not think it’s not going to happen but it does (ask Danville about the 2009 ice storm; ask Earl Kinner and the folks at Courier Publishing in West Liberty). I know Earl and his staff never thought that on March 2, 2012, the newspaper office and most all of West Liberty would be in ruins later that evening.

So I’m following Mark’s reminder and telling you to check out the Disaster Planning kit on our website. It doesn’t matter if you’re a large daily, small weekly, Associate Member or just a friend and receiving this, it will give you some things to think about and preparations to make.

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