The City of Titusville, Florida / Emergency Management / NewsSeptember is National Preparedness MonthWednesday, August 31, 2011
September is National Preparedness Month
and Titusville officials urge their citizens to take the opportunity to update their disaster plan and prepare their families, homes and businesses. If another disaster strikes, it is important to have supplies and necessities to last the first 72 hours before help arrives.
Being ready when disaster strikes should be a top priority for everyone. Being prepared could save your life, business and property. People should prepare an emergency kit, make a plan and be informed on potential emergencies that can happen in their community and the appropriate way to respond. Some other things to consider are children, pets and businesses, all of which need specific plans of action in a disaster. Business owners can find steps to take to prepare their property and investment on the Ready Business website.
As we have seen in April, May and again this past weekend, disasters such as flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes and wild fires can strike at any time with little notice. Preparing now is the key to having the information, supplies, and action plans ready when a disaster strikes.
FEMA’s website has many suggestions for residents, business owners and community leaders to help them prepare for severe weather or emergencies. Go to National Preparedness Month’s websites www.Ready.gov or call toll-free 1-800-BE-READY, TTY 1-800-462-7585 for free emergency preparedness information.
National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizens Corps and the Advertising Council and is held each September to encourage all Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies. For a full disaster preparedness strategy, visit www.Ready.gov