September is National Preparedness Month, a time when we are reminded to take action to
prepare for emergencies that can happen at any time where we work, live, and visit. The
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing its theme from last year:
Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today” with the emphasis once again
on preparedness for young people, older adults, people with disabilities and others with access
needs. FEMA’s toolkit includes weekly themes, graphics, videos and related links.
people with disabilities. There are also fact sheets on blackouts, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes,
wildfires, winter storms and other topics.
designed to give firefighters and other first responders the tools they need to help local residents
prepare for emergencies.
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