Disaster preparedness, response and recovery teams in Southwest Georgia will join others across the nation to raise community awareness about the importance of being prepared.
It's called America's PrepareAthon! and it happens on April 30th, where individuals and organizations can take simple, specific steps to increase their preparedness for potential emergencies.
America's PrepareAthon! is held twice a year, in the spring and fall. The program helps individuals, organizations and businesses:
For Southwest Health District Office of All Hazard Preparedness to reach its goals, it will:
Visit www.ready.gov/prepare to learn more about America's PrepareAthon!
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