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Lt. Gov. Heidemann presents 2013 'Be Prepared' awards

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By: Lauren Fabrizi
lfabrizi@klkntv.com

With September being National Preparedness Month, citizens across Nebraska were honored by Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann Friday at this year's 6th annual 'Be Prepared' awards program.

Ron Pughes, a member of the Central NE Medical Reserve Corps, said Friday's ceremony was very humbling.

"It's a great honor that me and the volunteers will take," Pughes said. "We've put a lot of work into protecting others, so it's nice to get recognition."

Sue Mulligan is a member of LincUP, a collaboration of emergency response agencies in Lincoln County. She said with their response to the flooding issues arising in North Platte, winning the 'Be Prepared' award has that much more meaning.

"The value of this committee is just really here and now," Mulligan said. "We see how we're coming together and working with all the different agencies."

Lt. Gov. Heidemann said Nebraska is ahead of the curve when it comes to emergency preparedness, and that Nebraskans should be proud. 

"They just do a great job time and time again, and that's who we are as Nebraskans," Heidemann said.

Seven awards were given out Friday. The recipients were joined by family and friends.

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