With Sergeant E. Flax, NPD
National Preparedness Month
From Isabel in 2003 to Ingrid
in 2013, the East Coast and Hampton Roads has seen
its share of hurricanes.
Anyone who lives or has lived in downtown Norfolk
(or in many other flood zones in the city) knows
that heavy rain tends to hang around for some time
with streets and intersections staying underwater
for hours and sometimes days.
September is National Preparedness Month and this
years theme is, Be Disaster Aware, Take
Action to Prepare.
Youre probably asking yourself, What
is National Preparedness Month? If you werent
aware, it is the month to prepare yourself and your
family for the possibility of Tornados, Hurricanes,
Wildfires, Floods, Earthquakes and Winter Storms.
According to www.ready.gov, there are tips to preparing
yourself for the possibility of these disasters.
1. Be Informed - learn what protective measures
to take before, during, and after an emergency.
2. Make a Plan - Prepare, plan and stay informed
3. Build a Kit - Build a Kit to be prepared for
disasters (food, water, batteries, radio, etc)
4. Get Involved - Find opportunities to support
For more information, refer to the website www.ready.gov.
There are publications and brochures that you can
order that are free to the public.
Keep those tips, emails and suggestions coming to
firstname.lastname@example.org and I look forward to, seeing
you in the Green Zone downtown.