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Locustwood / Gotham Civic Association
Elmont, Long Island, New York 11003


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December 18
7:30 PM

 

 

National Preparedness Month

September - National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. National Preparedness Month 2007 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The goal of the month is to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action.

Throughout September, Homeland Security will work with a wide variety of organizations, including local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and promote individual involvement through events and activities across the nation.

         Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year causing lasting effects, to both people and property.

         If a disaster occurs in your community you need to be ready. Local responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere.

         You should know how to respond to severe weather or any disaster that could occur in your area - hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme cold, flooding, or terrorism.

         You should also be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days. This may mean providing for your own shelter, first aid, food, water, and sanitation.

 

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.

Visit the following websites for more helpful information to assist you in protecting yourself and your family in the event of a disaster.

 

www.Ready.gov

www.citizencorps.gov

www.redcross.org

 

 

 

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