Governor Abbott Proclaims September 2021 As Preparedness Month In Texas

September 1, 2021 | Austin, Texas
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Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation recognizing September 2021 as Preparedness Month in Texas. Coinciding with National Preparedness Month, this month is a time to encourage Texans to develop and observe emergency plans to guard their family and property within the occasion of an emergency or pure disaster by making a communication technique, deciding on an emergency assembly location, constructing a three-day disaster preparedness equipment, and signing up for emergency alerts.  
 
“Each September, the State of Texas participates in National Preparedness Month and renews our commitment to promoting emergency preparedness in homes, businesses, and communities across the Lone Star State,” reads the Governor’s proclamation. “At this time, I encourage all Texans to remain mindful of both natural and manmade disasters. As the conditions of potential threats can change rapidly, it is essential to understand and heed warnings from local officials and emergency management personnel. In order to ensure a better and brighter future for the state of Texas, we must prepare today for a safer tomorrow.”
 
View the Governor’s proclamation.
 
The Texas Division of Emergency Management, which marks its second anniversary as a standalone state company below the Texas A&M University System in the present day, can also be highlighting key preparedness matters from Ready.gov each week in the course of the month of September 2021 throughout social media:
 
Week 1 September 1-4: Make A Plan
Talk to your family and friends about how you’ll talk earlier than, throughout, and after a disaster. Make positive to replace your plan primarily based on the Centers for Disease Control suggestions as a result of coronavirus.
 
Week 2 September 5-11: Build A Kit
Gather provides that may final for a number of days after a disaster for everybody dwelling in your house.  Don’t overlook to contemplate the distinctive wants every particular person or pet might have in case you must evacuate shortly. Update your kits and provides primarily based on suggestions by the Centers for Disease Control.
 
Week 3 September 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your loved ones.  Know the danger of disasters in your space and examine your insurance coverage protection. Learn make your property stronger within the face of storms and different widespread hazards, and act quick in case you obtain an area warning or alert.
 
Week 4 September 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness
Talk to your children about getting ready for emergencies and what to do in case you might be separated. Reassure them by offering details about how they will become involved.
 
Texans can go to https://txready.org for security tips and assets.

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