NATIONAL PREPAREATHON! DAY
National PrepareAthon! Day on April 30th reminds us that crises happen suddenly. Being prepared needs to happen now, not later.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods or wildfires require us to make decisions with little or no warning. Do you have an emergency plan in place with your family in the event of an emergency situation?
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPrepareathonDay
Have an emergency plan for your family and home. Keep important and valuable papers in one, easy to access location. Plan escape routes for family members and pets. Pre-program emergency numbers into everyone’s phones. Create contact lists for family members. Depending on the emergency, you will need spare, accessible cash for things like medicine, clothing, or shelter.
Take action by visiting www.community.fema.gov to get prepared. Use #NationalPrepareAthonDay to share on social media.
Visit these sites for more information on making emergency preparedness plans:
NATIONAL PREPAREATHON! DAY HISTORY
In 2014, The White House announced America’s first National PrepareAthon! Day as part of President Barack Obama’s National Preparedness Initiative.
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