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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted by on September 6th, 2016 Posted in: Emergency Preparedness


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WeatherSeptember is National Preparedness Month, so the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Ad Council have teamed up to encourage families to create emergency plans, just in case, through a series of PSAs.

One of the most important things to realize and plan for when it comes to emergencies, is knowing that it is likely that you will not be with your family when a disaster occurs. So if you’re not together, what should you do and where should you go to meet?

“Disasters don’t always occur when we are together with our family and friends, and so it is important to take a few minutes now to plan what you will do in the event you are separated,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate in a FEMA press release.  “It only takes a few minutes to talk through the greatest risks that can affect where you live, work or go to school.  But by having that conversation or making a plan, families will have more confidence and be better prepared when the next event happens.”

National Preparedness Month is managed and sponsored by the Ready campaign in hopes of raising awareness for how to plan and prepare before a disaster, and how to react during and after one.

To learn more about National Preparedness Month, please visit “September is National Preparedness Month.”

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