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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

September is National Preparedness Month, and many may be asking themselves ‘Are they prepared?'

A special event happening tomorrow may put residents on the path to preparedness, by helping them to build their own disaster kit.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, more than 85 percent of Americans are not prepared for a disaster. 

Several agencies in Tucson are gathering together and inviting local families to make sure they are ready for anything.

They are giving away 400 free survival kits, which include items like hand crank radios, and flashlights, dust masks, water bottles and trash bags. 

For those interested in participating head to the Tucson Mall tomorrow, the event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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