National Preparedness Month 2009

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DHS and FEMA have declared September, 2009 to be National Preparedness Month.

Quoting from the DHS website:

“National Preparedness Month is about building a culture of personal preparedness and shared responsibility across our country,” said Secretary Napolitano. “This month, we ask all Americans to visit Ready.gov to learn what they can do to help their families, businesses and communities stay safe during an emergency—whether it be hurricanes like Katrina, the fires we are fighting in California or pandemic influenza.”

“Every American is a critical member of our nation’s emergency response team,” said FEMA Administrator Fugate. “By taking a few simple steps now, each of us can make sure we are better prepared for the next emergency or disaster.”

I couldn’t agree more. Families should assess their readiness for any disaster by storing food, water, and medical supplies.

For more information, you can visit the following website:

Ready.gov

 

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