Emergency Management News

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Join Us for National PrepareAthon! Day #AltusOK #OKready #OKstrong

Mark your calendars. You’re invited to National PrepareAthon! Day.
On Saturday, April 30, individuals and communities across the United States will take action to prepare for emergencies. You and your family are invited to participate in this grassroots effort for preparedness action. There are several ways to take action:

Leading up to and directly after National PrepareAthon! Day, hazard-specific weeks will provide a springboard for a variety of topics that energize individuals, families, communities, and emergency preparedness professionals to take action through preparedness activities.  Follow @PrepareAthon on Twitter and this e-Brief for hazard-specific information and tips during the following weeks:
  • April 10 – 16: Flood Awareness Week
  • April 17 – 23: Tornado Awareness Week
  • April 24 – 30: Lead-up to National PrepareAthon! Day
  • May 1 – 7: Lead-up to National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
  • May 15 – 21: Hurricane Awareness Week
  • May 22 – 28: Extreme Heat Week

We encourage you to participate throughout April and May no matter what hazard you're most at risk for in your area.
For ideas on what you can do, visit ready.gov/prepare to read preparedness stories, participate in events in your area, access customizable resources, and register your preparedness activities.

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