America’s PrepareAthon Day Wraps Up National Preparedness Month

Posted at 3:40 p.m.

Today, Sept. 30, is America’s PrepareAthon Day. It’s also the last day of the month, bringing to a close National Preparedness Month.

Each week in September our emergency management office has shared a video emphasizing several ways for you to become better prepared — how to make an emergency plan, how to make an emergency supply kit and how to stay informed.

Today’s video is about how you can get involved and help prepare your community be ready for and respond to any type of emergency.

You can join a program like Citizen Corps, but you can also get involved by simply making a commitment to check in on others, especially the elderly and vulnerable in your community, before, during or after an emergency event.

Learn more about emergency preparedness at and how to get involved at

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