September is National Preparedness Month

September 7th, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

From left are commissioners Bob Proud, David Uible, Clermont County Emergency Management Agency Director Pam Broughton, and commissioner Ed Humphrey.

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

Clermont County Commissioners proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month during their Sept. 4 session and encouraged residents to educate themselves about what to do in emergency situations.

Commissioner Ed Humphrey presented a proclamation to Pam Broughton, director of the Clermont County Emergency Management Agency.

Broughton said the agency will be working to educate residents this month about the importance of developing a plan for emergency situations.

“We are advocating residents take time to get prepared,” Broughton said during the session.

Broughton said being prepared includes making a plan for what to do in an emergency, making an emergency supply kit, be involved with others on a community safety plan, and more.

Broughton said the Federal Emergency Management Agency website www.ready.gov has a variety of resources and tips for being prepared for an emergency.

She said individuals can find information about a variety of emergency situations, emergency supply kit lists, and tips for creating a plan in your family or community.

Broughton said the Clermont County EMA also has resources and information on their website as well as brochures and handouts available for the public.

“We thank you for taking the opportunity to make the proclamation,” Broughton said.

Communities across the United States are participating in National Preparedness Month. Special events, group discussions, and other announcements will be going on throughout the month of September.

For more information about the Clermont County Emergency Management Agency visit www.ema.clermontcountyohio.gov. For more information about National Preparedness Month visit www.ready.gov.

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