Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness at FEMA
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America’s PrepareAthon! is a community-based campaign designed to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through participation in hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises. According to a recent survey, fifty percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster.
Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness at FEMA, talks about America’s PrepareAthon, a nationwide grassroots campaign to get more Americans prepared.
DISASTERS CAN STRIKE ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE. THIS CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT PRACTICING WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY WITH ENOUGH REGULARITY SO THAT IT BECOMES SECOND NATURE WHEN THE REAL DISASTER ACTUALLY HAPPENS. THERE ARE SIMPLE STEPS ANYONE CAN TAKE INCLUDING: SIGNING UP FOR LOCAL TEXT ALERTS AND WARNINGS; GATHERING IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS IN A SAFE PLACE; AND CREATING A FAMILY PLAN SO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET BACK TOGETHER IF SEPARATED.
To learn more or to register your preparedness action visit ready.gov/prepare.