National Preparedness Month recognized

National Preparedness Month recognized
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This year’s theme for National Preparedness Month is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

                        

National Preparedness Month is recognized annually in September to encourage family and community disaster planning for not only a month, but also every day throughout the year.

This year’s theme for National Preparedness Month is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

“Emergencies can happen at any time and without any notice, so it’s important to think ahead and be prepared,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said. “National Preparedness Month is a good opportunity for Ohioans to make a plan to expect the unexpected.”

“This year’s theme is the epitome of emergency management: We Prepare to Protect,” Ohio Emergency Management Agency executive director Sima Merick said. “We prepare and we make plans to protect ourselves and others from hazards — natural and man-made — that can impact our lives. National Preparedness Month is the opportune time to review your emergency plans and to restock items in your disaster supply kits.”

In coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready campaign, the Ohio EMA and ReadyOhio, households, county EMAs, businesses, schools and places of worship are encouraged to plan for emergencies by participating in the weekly themes.

Throughout September, Ohio EMA will post emergency-preparedness information on Facebook and Twitter that coincides with the NPM weekly themes.

Visit ReadyOhio for additional information on emergency safety and preparedness.


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