Miami-Dade declares September National Prepardness Month.

| August 31, 2011

Make a difference this month by sharing what you know, encouraging others to do something more to be prepared and do more yourself to become better prepared.

With the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season still ahead, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Chairman Joe. A. Martinez, Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, and Commissioner Lynda Bell joined representatives from the National Weather Service, American Red Cross South Florida Region, Miami-Dade County Health Department, Miami-Dade Department of Emergency Management and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami to declare the month of September as National Preparedness Month.

As part of the National Preparedness Month campaign kick-off, the National Weather Service re-designate Miami-Dade County a StormReady® Community, acknowledging the local programs and partnerships that demonstrate severe weather readiness.  Miami-Dade County first received the StormReady® designation in March 2002.

National Preparedness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about emergencies and disasters of all kinds, and encourage individuals, families, organizations and businesses to Get a Kit, Make a Plan and Be Informed.  Learn more about the Ready South Florida regional initiative at www.readysouthflorida.org and @ReadySouthFL on Twitter.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Emergency Management is committed to working with its partners and the community to lessen the impact of disasters and potential catastrophic incidents. DEM accomplishes its mission through planning, response and coordination of information and resources. Residents may access emergency information at www.miamidade.gov/oem.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is ADA accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please contact the department at (305) 375-1532.

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DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

9300 NW 41st Street

Miami, Florida 33178

305-468-5400

 

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