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September Is National Preparedness Month: Urge Your Residents to Make an Action Plan

Wednesday September 5th, 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants to make sure that every resident has an action plan in place when disaster strikes. Township supervisors, emergency management coordinators, and others can help spread the theme of the 2018 National Preparedness Month: “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.”
 
FEMA has an entire toolkit of information and outreach ideas at www.ready.gov/september. The agency will stress a different task each week of the month: 
 
• Sept. 1-8 — Make and practice an emergency plan. 
 
• Sept. 9-15* — Learn life-saving skills.
 
• Sept. 16-22 — Check insurance coverage. 
 
• Sept. 23-29 — Save for emergencies.
 
*September 15 has been designated a National Day of Action for holding events to increase awareness of emergency preparation.
 
Townships can urge residents to get involved, or at least stay informed, by sharing information on their website and through social media and the township newsletter, and by holding special events.
 
Townships and their residents can also get preparedness information anytime at www.ready.pa.gov.