LINCOLN, Neb. -- September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and state and federal emergency management officials are urging Nebraskans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities:
"Knowing how to prepare for a disaster can save lives, property, and possessions." said Federal Coordinating Officer Stephen R. Thompson, who is directing the current recovery efforts in Nebraska for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "We see time and time again that people who are prepared for disasters are able to recover more quickly from emergencies."
FEMA’s Web site at www.fema.gov/what-mitigation/plan-prepare and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) Web site at www.nema.ne.gov have many suggestions for residents, business owners and community leaders to help them to be ready in the event of severe weather or emergencies.
NPM is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizens Corps and the Advertising Council and is held each September to encourage all Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.