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Personal responsibility is at the core of National Preparedness Month

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber /

National Preparedness Month is in full swing and the theme for the week of Sept. 18 to Sept. 24 is Individual Preparedness, which stresses the importance of taking the necessary steps to prepare for an emergency situation before it occurs. 251 more words


The power of preparedness in case of disaster

Wildfires, once again, have consumed our attention this summer in Idaho. But Idaho is also prone to other natural disasters, including floods and earthquakes. A flu pandemic, extreme temperatures, and accidents involving long-term power outages also are very real possibilities. 564 more words

Public Health

Stay Informed Every Day to Be Prepared for Any Emergency

Posted at 9 a.m.

Seeking accurate information for what is occurring in your area is an important part of being prepared. In this video, Seamus Mooney, coordinator of emergency management for Fairfax County, explains why staying informed is so important and he touches on a few of the means of getting information before, during and after an emergency. 302 more words


Emergency alerts keep residents, employees informed

By Desiree Dillehay, Fort Benning Public Affairs /

September is National Preparedness Month and the Emergency Management Office wants to remind the Fort Benning population to sign up for the Fort Benning Emergency Alerts/Warnings through the AtHoc System. 434 more words


Don’t Get Caught Unprepared for National Preparedness Month

Disaster preparation comes in many forms—evacuation plans, disaster supply kits, pet plans and more. It is important that insurance checkups aren’t overlooked. Property owners often believe that homeowners insurance covers flooding. 343 more words


Tips to Get Your Family Ready On National Preparedness Month

By StatePoint  

While most people don’t like to think about worst case scenarios, giving them their proper consideration can ultimately offer peace of mind.

September is National Preparedness Month and it is a great time to get your home and family ready for a range of emergencies. 276 more words

The Weekly News

Read Online Chat Transcript about National Preparedness Month

Posted at 12:15 p.m.

If you missed this morning’s “Ask Fairfax!” online chat about National Preparedness Month and emergency preparedness, you can read through the questions and answers… 98 more words