Today is National PrepareThon Day – Don’t Wait. Communicate. Hurricane Joaquin!

September is National Preparedness Month

Today is National PrepareThon Day!

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Today is National PrepareAthon! Day and with Hurricane Joaquin headed toward the East Coast, this information and awareness could not be more timely.  Please take a moment to use the links below to ensure you and your family are prepared!

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On behalf of the Ready Campaign, I invite you to join millions of Americans who have made a commitment to increasing the level of emergency preparedness for themselves, their family and their community.

September 1 is the first day of National Preparedness Month. We are encouraging everyone to participate in the theme, Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

Now is a great time to make an emergency communication plan for your family. This month, we hope that you will spend time together with your family and talk about how you will contact each other and where you will meet should disaster strike.

National Preparedness Month culminates with National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30 when we turn our attention from awareness to action. If you have not already done so, please use this national day of action to practice your family emergency communication plan, and make sure everyone knows what to do and has the phone numbers they need to stay in touch.

Join America’s PrepareAthon! Visit www.ready.gov/prepare. Click on Be Counted, Add Your Activity and tell us how you, your family and friends, and community are getting more prepared. Your registration could motivate others to prepare!

Thank you for your interest in participating in National Preparedness Month. We look forward to seeing what you and your community will do!

Zachary Kittrie
Acting Director of FEMA Ready Campaign

Welcome to our 2015 National Preparedness Month pages.
Here are some things you can do to get started:

1. Download the National Preparedness Month toolkit
In this toolkit, you will find useful tips on how to promote preparedness by using graphics, videos and text to promote through social media.

2. Check out Weekly Themes
Each week in September will focus on a specific hazard. We will post resources and tips to raise awareness to help you learn more about the hazard.

3. Register for National PrepareAthon! Day
Continue the momentum by participating in National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30. Join America’s PrepareAthon! and register your own event or join other activities and events. Go to America’s PrepareAthon! to select your activity.

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