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Thursday, September 1, 2011

It’s National Preparedness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephanie Fritts, Director
Pacific County Emergency Management Agency
(360) 875-9340 or sfritts@co.pacific.wa.us
                                                                                                                                                           

South Bend, Washington – September 1st marks the start of National Preparedness Month.  In addition, this month will mark the ten year anniversary of 9/11.  The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will remember those lost, honor our first responders and review our commitment to be prepared and to plan for emergencies. 

In looking back at recent emergency events affecting our community, the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is interested in evaluating preparedness, and has prepared a short survey in regard to residents’ activities the night of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.  The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCEMASurvey.  It is our hope that you will take 10 minutes to answer the questions posed, as the answers will provide PCEMA direction in terms of community preparedness education needs. 

What does it mean to be prepared? For community groups and families it means households have an emergency supply kit so they can be self-reliant for a minimum of three days in case of an emergency, and that they have a plan to respond and reconnect after an emergency or disaster.  For information on creating a supply kit and writing a plan, visit www.ready.gov.

We're taking steps as an organization to become better prepared and informed, we urge you to take time to do the same at home and in our community.

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