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September is National Preparedness Month

Friday August 31, 2012

Americans who make New Year’s resolutions are 11 times more likely to report continued success changing a problem than comparable individuals who have not made a resolution, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology. As we enter September 2012, National Preparedness Month, Louisville/Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency is urging our community to make preparing for an emergency a resolution that is both important and easy to keep.

You can start by taking these simple steps:

  • Be informed. Know the hazards and risks in your area.
  • Make a family emergency plan, so you know how you would communicate with and find your loved ones if a disaster hit.
  • Build an emergency supply kit – both at home and in the car – that includes water, food and first aid supplies to help you survive if you lose power or get stranded in your car. This is especially important for dealing with icy roads and snowstorms this winter.
  • Get Involved - Be an advocate and educator for safety and emergency preparedness within your community.
  • To help everyone take these steps to get prepared, Louisville Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency is proud to be available to come to your business, school, or event to promote preparedness. Additionally, Louisville Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Metro Louisville to visit or the Spanish-language web site to learn how to prepare their families, homes and businesses for all types of emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.

    If you are interested, Public Information Officer, Jody Johnson Duncan is available to speak with you about Preparedness Information and provide simple ways that individuals, families, businesses and communities can get Ready for any emergency. If you would like to speak with me regarding or need any additional information, please feel free to contact me.