September Is National Preparedness Month

September 16, 2016

America’s PrepAreathon Is a Campaign for Action to Increase Community Preparedness

Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator at FEMA for Protection and National Preparedness

(Washington, DC, Friday, September 16, 2016) – Disaster can strike anytime, anywhere. Getting timely information about severe weather or other emergencies can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to stay safe.

According to Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator at FEMA for Protection and National Preparedness, the best thing we can do is stay informed about possible severe weather.

MANNING:

IF YOU HAVE ONE, USE YOUR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET TO DOWNLOAD THE FEMA APP.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR WEATHER ALERTS IN UP TO FIVE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS SO IT’S A GREAT WAY TO STAY UPDATED ON DANGEROUS WEATHER BOTH WHERE YOU LIVE AND IF YOU HAVE FAMILY OUT OF TOWN, KIDS AWAY AT SCHOOL, OR WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELING.

YOU CAN ALSO GET SAFETY TIPS AND A CUSTOM CHECKLIST OF EMERGENCY SUPPLIES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. IT’S AVAILABLE FOR FREE AT THE ITUNES APP STORE OR GOOGLE PLAY.

For more information on the FEMA app, visit ready-dot-gov.  

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