Today Marks the Start of National Preparedness Month

This September marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As a result of that tragedy, the national Ready campaign  was created to educate citizens about the importance of emergency preparedness. A few years later, that campaign was taken to the state level, and campaigns like Ready Georgia began nationwide. This September is also the eighth observance of National Preparedness Month, an annual campaign to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, organizations, businesses and communities.

In this podcast, Charley English, director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security, will join us to talk about National Preparedness Month in September, as well as how individuals, communities and businesses can get prepared. Ready Georgia has a wealth of tools, tips and even kids’ activities to help every family get prepared during National Preparedness Month in September. To learn more, tune into this podcast edition.

A transcript of the podcast can be found here.