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Are you ready? September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on September 21, 2021 2021Public Safety

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Are you prepared for a community disaster? A 2018 nationwide poll revealed that 41% of Americans say they are not ready.

During National Preparedness Month, and throughout the year, Douglas County wants to be sure you have the tools you need to help you become prepared.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) annual disaster readiness campaign, promotes family and community disaster planning and awareness now and throughout the year. This year they remind us to, “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Douglas County and our neighboring communities are regularly affected by events such as severe winter weatherwildfires and floods. A few simple steps and shared responsibility for readiness can make a big difference as the winter weather and fall wildfire seasons approach.

“National Preparedness Month is a great time to make sure you and your family are prepared should a disaster strike close to home,” said Tim Johnson, Director, Douglas County Office of Emergency Management.

It is important to have a plan and an emergency kit, taking the following steps can create a more orderly and rapid response during a disaster:

Learn more at ready.gov about how you can “Prepare to Protect.”

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