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Posted on: August 31, 2016

[ARCHIVED] September Is National Preparedness Month -- Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today

The Frederick County Division of Emergency Management, along with its preparedness partners, announces that September 1st marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month.

County Executive Jan Gardner will kick-off Preparedness Month with a proclamation ceremony at 11 a.m. on September 6 at Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Md.

National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready America campaign, is a nationwide effort designed to increase awareness as well as encourage individuals, families, businesses and communities to take action to prepare for emergencies.

Now is the perfect time for businesses and residents alike to do their part to keep their communities safe by preparing for emergencies and developing practical responses before disasters strike. Citizens can build more resilient communities by working with their families, friends, and coworkers on how to better protect themselves by reviewing their preparedness plans and updating their disaster supply kits.

The best time to prepare is well before something happens. As with any emergency, citizens should have a kit, a plan and know where to find local information.

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