National preparedness month
September is National Preparedness Month, and many U.S. government departments and agencies and related nonprofits are encouraging Americans to take the necessary steps to ensure they are prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency. Individuals, families, and organizations are encouraged to take the four essential steps for preparedness: be informed, make a plan, build a kit, and get involved.
President Barack Obama has also declared September 30th as America’s PrepareAthon day. On that day, individuals, organizations, and communities are encouraged to prepare for six specific hazards — earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and winter storms.
For more information about National Preparedness Month, please follow the links below.
2014 National Preparedness Month, ready.gov
National Preparedness, FEMA
National Preparedness Month, American Red Cross
Posted: September 5, 2014 by Simons Center
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