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Federal Emergency Management Agency: September is National Preparedness Month


"September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority", FEMA said in its news release on August 29, 2014.

According to the news release, FEMA will offer tips to help you be disaster ready throughout the month, including ways you can stay safe during a disaster and steps you can take to protect yourself and your family when traveling.

“Make disaster readiness manageable by taking one step at a time— start by learning your specific risk, then gather supplies for an emergency kit, and finally develop a family communications plan. By taking these small, but critical, steps, over time you can be prepared for disasters", FEMA Region V acting regional administrator, Janet Odeshoo said.

Severe weather and other emergencies can strike with little or no warning and can have disastrous impacts. Whether at home or on the go, everyone should learn the steps necessary to make preparedness part of their everyday life, FEMA added.

Fifty percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had mentioned in its news release on August 28, 2014.

News Source: www.fema.gov

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 29, 2014