2017 National Preparedness Month

August 24th, 2017 Emily Lakamp

September is National Preparedness Month and Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency wants you to know that disasters don’t plan ahead- but you can! Throughout the month of September, Hamilton County EMHSA will be encouraging residents to learn about the hazards that may impact their community, how to get prepared, and what actions can be taken to keep their families safe! Join Hamilton County EMHSA on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Nextdoor) to learn about disaster preparedness and safety tips, and consider getting involved to help make Hamilton County more disaster-ready!

On September 26, at the Sharonville Convention Center, Hamilton County EMHSA will host its annual “Partners in Preparedness” meeting to discuss the state of disaster-readiness in all Hamilton County jurisdictions, organizations, and the County as a whole. This meeting will allow emergency partners to learn about disaster planning, training, operations, exercise plans, and community outreach efforts that will build the County’s resiliency against disasters and emergencies.

Hamilton County Residents- We need your help! Did you know that for every $1 spent on mitigation projects throughout the County, $4 in future disaster costs can be saved? Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is seeking your input help on an all-hazards Mitigation Plan that could help protect lives and property, and could assist in getting your community on the road to recovery quicker after a disaster.

What can you do to help? Answer a quick, ten-minute personal preparedness questionnaire, which is available online at (http://Hamilton.HMP.sgizmo.com/s3/) and can also be found on Hamilton County EMHSA’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Nextdoor). Residents are highly encouraged to attend public meetings, workshops, and open houses (tentatively scheduled for November 2017) with ideas for community projects that may lessen the impacts of disaster.

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