September 30th is National PrepareAthon!
Be Smart. Take Part. Prepare.
America’s PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations and communities to prepare for specific hazards through group discussions, drills, and exercise. Everyone is encouraged to take part and make a plan and know what to do during an emergency or disaster. The goal is to increase the number of people who:
- Understand which disasters could happen in their community
- Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage
- Take action to increase their preparedness
- Participate in community resilience planning
In the Northeastern United States, we primarily have to deal with flooding and severe winter storms. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Winter storms can bring ice, snow, high winds and freezing rains which can cause power outages that can last for days or even weeks. Being prepared can save your life and property when a disaster strikes. You can download more information from FEMA about How to Prepare for a Flood here and information about How to Prepare for a Winter Storm here.