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Join us for the America’s PrepareAthon! national day of action [VIDEO]



Last year was an important reminder to all of us that disasters can strike anytime and anyplace. Nearly every region of the country experienced some form of extreme weather event, including devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, scorching wildfires near Yosemite National Park, and destructive flooding in Colorado.

As with many life events, preparation is the key to success. When you prepare and practice for an emergency in advance of an event, it makes a real difference in your ability to take immediate and informed action when it matters most. Early action can also help you to recover more quickly.

That’s why thousands of individuals, organizations, schools, houses of worship, and local governments across the Nation are actively participating in a new national campaign for action – America’s PrepareAthon! (www.ready.gov/prepare). The Greater Memphis Chamber is supporting this action-based initiative to build a more resilient Nation starting with the national day of action on April 30.

Can’t participate on April 30? Preparing for disasters is a year-round activity. So pick a date that works for you and register to be counted. And be sure to post your preparedness activities on the national calendar.

It’s not a matter of if the next disaster will happen, but when. Start taking action and prepare now! Simple steps such as having a discussion and/or conducting a quick drill can help determine what you need to do next to become more prepared. Be smart, take part, and prepare for emergencies before they strike!

What are some steps that your business has taken to prepare for disaster? Share them in the comments below.
Posted: 4/28/2014 7:45:28 AM | with 0 comments
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