We're half way through October, with Ebola, Bats, Ghouls and Goblins on our mind. Disaster-Survival-GearLet's take a look back at September. September was National Preparedness Month. We spent all of September and most of August bring you information about disaster, survival, preparedness... Sure, this was about getting ready and leading up to America's PrepareAthon on September 30th - but there's a bigger goal. As part of the National Preparedness Community and as Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, it is our goal to help heighten awareness, self-reliance, and preparedness for whatever may come you way - year-round. Just because we aren't inundating you with Survival Tips this Month, don't forget to "be Ready" ever day. See all the great information in our National Preparedness Month Blog Post-NPM What did you do for National Preparedness Month?  Thanks to you, this year's National Preparedness Month was our most successful yet! Millions of American's took action to be disaster aware and helped us spread the word about the importance of preparedness in our homes, workplaces and communities at large. Here are just a few examples of the great things that happened last month!
In September, Ohio based organization Veteran's First held a lunch time speaking engagement with Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, discussing the readiness of South East Ohio veteran population and to coordinate assistance in case of emergency. The veterans in South East Ohio are eager to volunteer on a group effort, to be of benefit to their community at large in case of disaster or emergency.
On Tuesday September 23, 2014, Orange County, California tested the AlertOC emergency mass notification system. Twenty different cities within the county participated in the system scheduled mass outreach. Members of the Laguna Niguel CERT Team staffed the Public Information Hotline to take calls from Orange County Community members. To put things in perspective, over 30,000 calls went out for the City of Laguna Niguel alone.

Disaster, Survival, Preparation

Survival Gear: Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, Camping & Survival Supply 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Supplies for Earthquake, Hurricane, Tornado, Twister, Nuclear Disasters, Wilderness Survival & More… C.E.R.T. & F.E.M.A. Disaster, Survival, & Preparation! Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car. What should you do? Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time. Make sure you have an out of State contact for you, your friends and your family (long distance phone service is usually restored before local - and mobile services and internet will likely not work in a major disaster.) Of course, you should Check your Emergency Supplies, too:
  • Count your stock... is it enough?
  • Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
  • Keep cash on hand
  • Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
  • Think-Plan-Prepare-Survive!
Located at Matanuska-Susitna College in Anchorage, AK, the 5th Annual Emergency Preparedness Expo had 35 exhibitors both indoors and outdoors including the state of Alaska's earthquake simulator, live fire extinguisher training, and a classroom set up as a Disaster Experience. They planned for 6 months and had a Healthy Communities Grant and local business supporters. Building on lessons learned from previous years, this year's Expo featured interactive training had many activities for children including a poster contest supported by the schools with prizes awarded by the mayor at a Borough Assembly meeting.