The theme for this week of National Preparedness Month is “Individual Preparedness.” This week really embraces the Whole Community mentality. It is important to think about the following, and plan in advance of a, disaster or incident and how . Here are some ideas to get people thinking.
- Understand actions you can take to be prepared for any emergency.
- Be aware of specific needs you may have if an emergency strikes like: medication, power needs, eye classes, devices that you may count on, pet needs, etc.
- Understand safety tips and protective actions you can take before or during a disaster.
- Download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips.
For more information and details, go to Ready.gov or Serve.gov.
Also, thank you to those of you who participated in the National Preparedness Month Event. It was a success. Now that the Cuyahoga County Event is completed; our attention is turned to FEMA’s Prepareathon! which is on September 30 (https://community.fema.gov/?lang=en_US). America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to get people better prepared for emergencies by conducting hazard-specific group discussions, drills, and exercises. Throughout the year, America’s PrepareAthon! helps communities and individuals across the country practice preparedness actions before a disaster or emergency strikes.