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FEMA Region 6 Urges Public To 'Be Disaster Aware, Take Action To Prepare'

on September 8, 2014 - 11:15am


FEMA News:

September is National Preparedness Month, so the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 6 office is urging the public to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action To Prepare.”

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is part of a campaign called America’s PrepareAthon! The theme this year for NPM is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action To Prepare.” Emergency managers are asking individuals, families, friends and co-workers to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around Sept. 30. It can be a simple, specific activity to increase personal preparedness, or it can be something more elaborate that involves a neighborhood, workplace or entire community.

“You should do the basics to prepare for hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, earthquakes or any other type of disaster – be informed, make a plan, build a kit and get involved,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. "We encourage you to take things one step further and make sure you are financially ready, too. You should do things like put your important personal documents, such as insurance information, in a waterproof container or develop a family communications plan.”

Visit for more information on America’s PrepareAthon! for tools to stage emergency preparedness drills, as well as register any preparedness activities.