September Is National Prepardness Month

Date: August 30, 2016 Last Edit: August 31, 2016

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves
as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the
year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live and work. FEMA is looking to build a culture in
our Region where preparedness is not just the focus of a given month, but is
part of everyday life whereby citizens feel empowered each day to respond and
mitigate the effects of emergencies and disasters.

Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” is the
theme for this September’s National Preparedness Month with an emphasis on
preparedness for youth, older adults, people with disabilities and others with
access and functional needs.  Weekly themes and suggested action items that you can share with your employees can
be found at
https://www.ready.gov/september.

A key element to successfully responding to and recovering from a major
disaster is the overall preparedness of individual citizens and their
families. With that in mind, FEMA invites you to participate and share with our employees a series of
‘What would you do?’ scenarios. These tabletop activities are intended to be
low-stress conversation starters to be discussed, as the name implies,
around the dinner table and they can be viewed here.

FEMA’s website, www.ready.gov, provides other
examples of easily achievable preparedness activities. 

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