Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

“Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the United States of America. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. FEMA’s Ready Campaign educates and empowers Americans to prepare for, and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.”

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 highlighted the need for each of us to be prepared for a natural or man made disaster. And quite frankly the micro burst we had in August brought home the need to have evacuation route(s) planned ahead of time.

We here is San Tan Valley have the unique circumstance of having our main artery (Hunt Hwy) being comprised mostly of two lanes, with only a few roads that connect which can actually lead us out in the event of an disaster. But evacuation (or how to get back home if you’re away) is only one component of a good preparedness plan. Here are some more…

Since this month is dedicated to being prepared for emergencies, we’ll be putting links to ways you can prepare for specific emergencies relative to living in the Sonoran desert. Check out the new area to the right called National Preparedness Month. This week is information on floods (remember the storm a couple of weeks ago?)


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About Jeff

Long time volunteer in the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area of Arizona.

Posted on September 1, 2011, in From STHCW, Safety Tips and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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