Thursday, September 4

September is National Preparedness Month

Baton Rouge, La – The SU Ag Center is committed to keeping Louisiana citizens informed at all times. Thus, be Disaster Aware! September is National Preparedness Month.

#NatlPrep launched on September 2nd through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.  The Ready campaign launched a successful New Year’s Thunderclap supporting “Resolve to Be Ready” in 2014 reaching 1,304,972 people.

This National Preparedness Month, Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare. Resources are available at
The Ready Campaign established four universal building blocks of emergency preparedness: Be informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved. America’s PrepareAthon! builds on this foundation by encouraging millions of Americans to focus on a simple, specific activity that will increase preparedness.
During National Preparedness Month we ask you, your family, community, school and workplace to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around September 30th. We recommend using digital media tools as a way to promote National Preparedness Month, September 1-30th.
Each week throughout National Preparedness Month will focus on different emergency preparation topics:
Week 1 - How to Reconnect with Family After a Disaster
Week 2 - Know How to plan for specific needs before a Disaster
Week 3 – How to Build an Emergency Kit
Week 4 & 5 - How to Practice for an emergency has all the information you need to start the conversation with your family including emergency kit checklists and disaster fact sheets.
For more information about National Preparedness Month visit:

Register your PrepareAthon! Day event:

Get ahead of the rush and get the toolkit now to start planning and promoting your preparedness events both online and offline. The toolkit includes tons of amazing resources and ideas to ensure that you're completely ready to inspire others to be disaster aware!

Disaster planning and preparedness can be your lifeline to staying in business. With proper educationplanningtesting and disaster assistance, you will be able to stay in business through any interruption and beyond. The SBA and Agility Recovery will host a series of four webinars each Wednesday in September, which will highlight specific actions business owners can take to build a solid emergency preparedness plan.


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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