September 30 is the National Day of Action for America’s PreparAthon!

First created in 2013, America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises.

The second national PrepareAthon! Day is September 30, 2014 and will revolve around taking the actions to prepare for these six specific hazards: earthquake, flood, hurricane, tornado, wildfire, and winter storm.

The goal of this campaign is to increase the number of individuals 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

Want to know more?  Want to participate?  FEMA has developed a number of resources for guides, activities, and other outreach materials to support this second National PrepareAthon event.  To learn more and to register, go to and sign up today.


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