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  • Apr 22, 2014 9:36:31 AM America’s PrepareAthon!

    According to a recent blog post on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website, only about two-in-five Americans say that they have a plan for what to do in an emergency.

     

    On April 30, individuals, organizations and communities will come together to prepare for emergencies on the very first National Day of Action: America’s PrepareAthon! America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through participation in hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.

     

    Earlier this month at the White House, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate joined The Weather Channel, AARP and emergency management professionals from across the country in a Google+ HangOut on why it’s important for individuals to prepare and describe how they will engage in America’s PrepareAthon! Check out the replay below.

     

     

    On April 30 and throughout the spring, America’s PrepareAthon! activities will focus on preparing individuals, organizations and communities for tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires. Be Smart. Take Part. And prepare today!

     

    Here’s how to join:

    • • Register: Participate in America’s PrepareAthon! at ready.gov/prepare.
    • • Be Smart: Download guides to learn how to prepare for a tornado, hurricane, flood or wildfire
    • • Take Part: Plan activities and host an event locally on April 30th
    • • Prepare: Practice a drill or have a discussion about preparedness
    • • Share: Promote your activities, events and best practices with national preparedness community members

     

    For more information on America’s PrepareAthon! and to download easy-to-use and free resources go to www.ready.gov/prepare.  Follow the conversation via @PrepareAthon / #PrepareAthon.  And stay in touch; for questions or comments email PrepareAthon@fema.dhs.gov

     

    Reprinted from FEMA blog.

     

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  • Weather emergencies can happen. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take if the power goes out. This quick video from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers several tips to remember in case you lose power.

     

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    About the National Capital Region
    The National Capital Region (NCR) is a collection of sovereign jurisdictions, including cities, counties, states and the District of Columbia. This website and the efforts of the region's communicators and public information officers will focus on regional collaboration between the region's homeland security partners to achieve a safe and secure National Capital Region.

America’s PrepareAthon!

According to a recent blog post on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website, only about two-in-five Americans say that they have a plan for what to do in an emergency. On April 30, individuals, organizations and communities will come together to prepare for emergencies on the very first National Day of Action. Learn more about America’s PrepareAthon! > > >  

 

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