WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Commission signed a proclamation Wednesday, declaring September National Emergency Preparedness Month.
According to the proclamation, September has been designated “National Preparedness Month” by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The theme is, “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
The goal of the proclamation is to encourage businesses and citizens to develop an emergency preparedness plan.
County Commissioner, John Mark Hubbard read the proclamation.
The proclamation states, “National Preparedness Month” creates an important opportunity for every resident of Mingo County to prepare their homes, businesses, and communities for any type of emergency from natural disasters to potential terrorist attacks.”
“The FEMA agency’s Ready Campaign and other federal, state, local, private and volunteer agencies are working to increase public activities in preparing for emergencies and to educate individuals on how to take action.”
The proclamation explains that being prepared for an emergency is the responsibility of every citizen. “Emergency preparedness is the responsibility of every citizen of Mingo County and all citizens are urged to make preparedness a priority and work together, as a team, to ensure that individuals, families, and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of any type.
To review the Ready campaign and learn more about emergency preparedness visit www.ready.gov.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279.)