September is National Preparedness Month

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
File photo Debris litters Wright Avenue, Wheeler Army Airfield, following a major storm in 2007.

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Debris litters Wright Avenue, Wheeler Army Airfield, following a major storm in 2007.

 

Zachary Kittrie
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Soldiers and family members are invited to join millions of Americans who have made a commitment to increasing the level of emergency preparedness for themselves, their family and their community.

Tuesday was the first day of National Preparedness Month, and everyone is encouraged to participate in the theme, “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

Now is a great time to make an emergency communication plan for your family. This month, spend time together with your family and talk about how you will contact each other and where you will meet should disaster strike.

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National PrepareAthon!

National Preparedness Month culminates with the National PrepareAthon, Sept. 30, when we turn our attention from awareness to action. If you have not already done so, please use this national day of action to practice your family emergency communication plan, and ensure everyone knows what to do and has the phone numbers they need to stay in touch.

Join America’s PrepareAthon! Visit www.ready.gov/prepare. Click on “Be Counted, Add Your Activity” and tell us how you, your family and friends, and community are getting more prepared. Your registration could motivate others to prepare!

Thank you for your interest in participating in National Preparedness Month. FEMA looks forward to seeing what you and your community will do.

(Editor’s note: Kittrie is acting director of the FEMA Ready Campaign.)

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