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LATHAM, NY 12110-2224

Safety Message 21-09

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. September weather can be unpredictable as it transitions from the heat of summer to the colder days of winter. The potential for damaging storms, from severe lightning to tornadoes to hurricanes, it pays to be prepared. In addition, as our nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no better time to be involved and prepared this September.

The 2021 NPM theme is: “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”

National Preparedness Month Schedule

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Additional Training and Resources

The Governor’s Citizen Preparedness Corps gives residents the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Training is conducted by New York National Guard troops alongside New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local emergency management personnel. These training events are held throughout the state. Contacts and further information is available on the Citizen Preparedness Corps website:

The Ready Campaign has print, online, and streaming resources that you can share to promote preparedness in your home and community.

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