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Monday, December 22, 2014

America’s PrepareAthon 2015: Who’s Next?

Last month we announced the open registration period for America’s PrepareAthon! Spring 2015 and encouraged everyone to begin registering their preparedness activities. We asked, and you showed up! We’re pleased to announce the addition of more than 2 million registered preparedness actions to the campaign thanks to PrepareAthon! events from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Kentucky Center for School Safety.
On November 5, GEMA’s Ready Georgia campaign held its first statewide PrepareAthon! for Tornado Safety where more than 1,400 schools held a drill to practice the actions students, teachers, and staff should take if a tornado strikes during school hours. As a result, more than 1 million actions were taken and counted towards America’s PrepareAthon! Spring 2015.
Additionally, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has registered more than 1.3 million actions to be taken in January as part of the Kentucky Center for School Safety’s PrepareAthon! Students, faculty, and staff from nearly 1,200 public schools will participate in earthquake and severe weather drills to practice specific actions that will keep them safe in the event of a disaster.
Now that you’ve heard about preparedness activities in Georgia and Kentucky, check out the tools and resources available to start planning your very own PrepareAthon! event today! Please be sure to register your activities through the America’s PrepareAthon! website.
We’re over 2 million strong and counting! Who’s next?

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