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FEMA promotes September as National Preparedness Month

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

September is National Preparedness Month and is acknowledged annually by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and public safety and emergency management agencies across the country.

This years theme is, "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare."

Residents, employers, and organizations are encouraged to take action by educating themselves on emergency preparedness, according to a press release.

Be Informed: Learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency.

Make a Plan: Prepare, plan, and stay informed for emergencies.

Build a Kit: Build a kit for disasters, to be prepared.

Get Involved: Find opportunities to support community preparedness.

FEMA's "Ready" website (www.ready.gov) features a wealth of information available to the public at no cost and includes suggestions for businesses to plan and protect their business as well as games for kids and tools for educators and parents.

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