Elbert County EMA Participating in National Preparedness Month

September 3, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month and Elbert County EMA, along with the Georgia Emergency Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign encourage all Elbert County residents to take time to prepare for emergencies.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign, National Preparedness Month was founded after 9/11 to increase awareness and encourage action for emergency preparedness nationwide.

The first week of the campaign focuses on how to reconnect with family after a disaster occurs.

If you don’t have a plan in place, take time this week to create a plan and discuss it with your family.

If you do have a plan, take time to revisit it and make adjustments as necessary.

After the plan is created be sure everyone has a clear understanding of how to reconnect with family.

Throughout the month, Elbert County EMA will join a nationwide coalition of thousands of private, public, and nonprofit organizations to help prepare for disasters and emergencies.

Each week will focus on different important aspects of being disaster-ready.