September marks the 9th annual National Preparedness Month (NPM), an annual campaign to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, organizations, businesses, and communities. NPM is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with the Citizen Corps.
Posted on Thursday, August 9th 2012
Our June Newsletter is out! Meet our Mission Continues fellow, get hurricane preparedness tips from our partner at FEMA and the DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency, learn about our Executive Director’s new role at the American Association of State Service Commissions, and more!
Posted on Thursday, June 7th 2012
A flood warning has been issued for the DC Metro area AND it’s National Preparedness Month, which means we have super useful tips from our friends at FEMA on how to stay safe during a flood:
- Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall.
- Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely.
- A foot of water will float many vehicles.
Posted on Friday, September 23rd 2011
September is National Preparedness Month! Visit Ready.gov for awesome info on how to better prepare yourself in the event of an emergency and stay tuned for more news, tips and opportunities! Get Ready!
Posted on Thursday, September 1st 2011