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FEMA declares September National Preparedness Month

FEMA declares September National Preparedness Month”

"And that's what September is all about, is a reminder, a national reminder of how we all need to be prepared", said McBurnett. Recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, West Coast wildfires, and severe storms and tornadoes near Alexandria have underscored the importance of being ready for any emergency that arises.

"The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey should remind us that we all need to be prepared for emergencies", said Russ Strickland, Executive Director of MEMA.

What can you do to prepare before an emergency?

This yearly observance was founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness awareness in the US, a fitting time to join the effort to help communities prepare for emergencies, such as natural disasters and potential terrorist threats, and to encourage individuals to take action.

The state has declared September as National Preparedness Month. If you already have a kit, strengthen your preparedness by maintaining your supplies and replacing anything that is expired. "In essence, we must work hard to prevent things that we hope never happen".

"Preparing for an emergency before it happens can make a huge difference both in our homes and our communities", said Gov. Hogan.

Get InvolvedBe a part of something larger by getting involved in preparedness activities at your workplace, campus, or place of worship. You can also be a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps, Citizens Corps Council, or other community groups. The celebration highlights the importance of having an emergency plan, exercising that emergency plan, and staying informed. You can visit Ready.gov to seek detailed information on what may be most important to you and your family.



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