National Preparedness Month 2015


WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) provides safety information and preparedness techniques for Virginians; and

WHEREAS, the third National Day of Action on September 30, 2015, known as America’s PrepareAthon! Day, is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises; and

WHEREAS, families and individuals throughout Virginia are encouraged to join these efforts so that they are better prepared to meet the challenges that may occur when disaster strikes; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia, in conjunction with VDEM, continues to work toward a strong and viable culture of preparedness throughout state and local government, colleges and universities, the private sector, and families; and

WHEREAS, National Preparedness Month is an opportunity to encourage Americans to take the necessary steps to prepare for all emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 2015 as NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.