PrepareAthon! National Day of Action April 30
April 14, 2014
The White House, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Weather Channel, and other national and regional organizations have announced the first PrepareAthon! national day of action. This campaign is scheduled for April 30, and focuses on four specific hazards: tornadoes, wildfires, floods, and hurricanes.
People are encouraged to register and learn which of the four natural hazards could affect them and their community, and to take steps to increase their preparedness. Maps show hazards by county, so you may see historical trends to determine your risk for each hazard. Participants may:
- Plan or participate in organized community resilience projects or events;
- Take an active role in the online discussion forums;
- Learn more about the hazards and how to prepare for them.
This community-based program is part of the effort to work toward building a more resilient nation.