April 30 is National PrepareAthon! Day

Twice a year, a national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, focuses attention to the importance of creating a more resilient Nation by bringing stakeholders, communities, and individuals together to take action and join the conversation on resilience. April 30 marks the date for the first 2015 National PrepareAthon! Day.  This year’s event will focus on being better prepared for natural disasters such as floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

You are encouraged to share this information with your colleagues in the water community.  Is your city, town, village, or community of whatever type ready to withstand Mother Nature?  Want to know more about your options?  Interested in being part of this year’s National PreparAthon! Day?  Take a look at these resources at www.ready.gov/prepare:

  • How to Prepare: This hazard-specific guide provides information on the basics for a range of hazards, how to protect yourself and your property, and what steps to take now.
  • Prepare Your Organization Playbooks tailored to each hazard: These materials are designed to provide community leaders and employers with tools and resources to support participation.
  • Fact sheets, background information, customizable promotional materials, and fill-in-the-blank template outreach materials: These resources encourage participation and promote involvement.

Additional resources and more information about this event are available on the FEMA website.  Go to http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/94719 and take a look!

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