Emergency Management News

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Better Safe than Sorry!

In the event of a natural disaster, do you know your local evacuation routes? Have you practiced what to do in an emergency at home? Do you know how to find the emergency-broadcasting channel on the radio? Do you have a battery-operated radio? If you answered anything other than YES! to any of these questions, then the time to get prepared is now!
One of the best ways you can prepare is by knowing what hazards are common to your region. Do you live in a coastal community, a flood plain, an earthquake zone or a tornado alley? It's important to know your local hazards and to always have a plan. There are many ways America’s PrepareAthon! recommends to get prepared:
Additionally, with America’s PrepareAthon! you can become part of the National Preparedness Community to connect with emergency preparedness peers and will receive new preparedness information on a regular basis. It’s simple to join! Visit the American’s PrepareAthon! new user’s registration page to join the community. Currently, there are 17 Communities of Practice including, but not limited to, Faith Based Organizations, Private Sector, First Responders, K-12 Schools and Military.

Thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for this information.

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