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National Preparedness Month

Be Ready! September is National Preparedness Month

Would you be ready if there were an emergency?

Be prepared: assemble an emergency supply kit, make your emergency plans, stay informed, and get involved in helping your family, your business, and your community be ready for emergencies.

September 2011 marks the eighth annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security. One goal of Homeland Security is to educate the public about how to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, mass casualties, biological and chemical threats, radiation emergencies, and terrorist attacks.

Throughout September there will be activities across the country to promote emergency preparedness. More than 3,000 organizations – national, regional, and local public and private organizations – are supporting emergency preparedness efforts and encouraging all Americans to take action.

You can join the effort by following four steps:

• Get a Kit.
• Make a Plan.
• Be Informed.
• Get Involved.

The SCCPHD has the following Emergency Preparedness info available to assist you in your emergency preparedness planning:




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