Mark your calendars. Youre invited to National
Saturday, April 30, individuals and communities across the
United States will take action to prepare for emergencies. You and your family
are invited to participate in this grassroots effort for preparedness action.
There are several ways to take action:
Leading up to and directly after National
PrepareAthon! Day, hazard-specific weeks will provide a springboard for a
variety of topics that energize individuals, families, communities, and
emergency preparedness professionals to take action through preparedness
activities. Follow @PrepareAthon on Twitter and this e-Brief for
hazard-specific information and tips during the following weeks:
- April 10 16: Flood Awareness Week
- April 17 23: Tornado Awareness Week
- April 24 30: Lead-up to National
- May 1 7: Lead-up to National Wildfire
Community Preparedness Day
- May 15 21: Hurricane Awareness Week
- May 22 28: Extreme Heat Week
We encourage you to participate throughout April
and May no matter what hazard you're most at risk for in your area.
ideas on what you can do, visit ready.gov/prepare
to read preparedness stories,
participate in events in your area, access customizable resources, and register your preparedness activities.
Americas PrepareAthon! is now on Facebook. Give our page a thumb's up at facebook.com/americasprepareathon.
Check out the Americas PrepareAthon! Facebook page
to get tips and other information on how to protect yourself and your family in
an emergency situation. Youll also find photos and videos on how individuals
and communities are working together to prepare for disasters.
If you see information you appreciate, be sure to
like, comment, and share it with your family and friends.
Dont keep it to yourself. Tell everyone your
family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors to like the page as well.
Americas PrepareAthon! will conduct a Periscope live broadcast on Wednesday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to
discuss financial preparedness.
Preparedness is not exclusive to building a disaster
kit, developing an emergency family communication plan, or signing up for
weather alerts. Disaster planning also includes how youll manage your personal
During the live broadcast, financial and insurance
industry professionals from Experian and Property Casualty Insurers of America
will discuss how you can safeguard sensitive personal documents, including
passports, social security cards, marriage licenses, or other records. The
panelists will also talk about how to properly insure your property and
Periscope is a free, live video streaming mobile
application that is compatible with the Apple (iOS) and Android (Google) mobile
operating systems. To join the live broadcast, the application must be
enabled on your mobile device.
For more information on financial preparedness, check out the Americas PrepareAthon! guide on documenting and insuring your
property. Be sure to follow @PrepareAthon on Periscope and share with your
family and friends.
April 7, FEMA will host a webinar to provide an overview of Americas
PrepareAthon! and offer ways tribal communities can participate in this grassroots,
community-based preparedness campaign. Hosted by the Individual and Community
Preparedness Division and Office of External Affairs, Tribal Affairs, the
webinar will showcase preparedness efforts from tribal communities.
Discussing Americas PrepareAthon! with Tribal
April 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 3:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
- Cruz Ponce, InterTribal
Long Term Recovery Foundation
Kaleigh Good, Eastern
Helen Bonner, Sherman Indian
How to Join the Webinar:
We hope that you will be able to join us on April 7!
On Wednesday, April 13, FEMAs Individual and Community
Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar to discuss preparedness events
communities can organize to participate in Americas PrepareAthon! Hear from
speakers who planned whole community events.
Title: Moving from
Awareness to Action with Americas PrepareAthon!
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time: 3:00 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
R. Stewart, Dean of Arts and Sciences,
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Director, Shelby County Office of Preparedness
Manager, Training and Exercises, Amtrak Emergency Management & Corporate
- Representative from the City of
Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management
How to Join the Webinar:
We hope that you will be able to join us on April 13!
Disclaimer: The reader recognizes that the
federal government provides links and informational data on various disaster
preparedness resources and events and does not endorse any non-federal events,
entities, organizations, services or products. Please let us know about other events
and services for individual and community preparedness that could be included
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