Gov. Ige Proclaims September National Preparedness Month

Gov. David Y. Ige has declared September National Preparedness Month.

 Hawai’i is often threatened with natural disasters during hurricane season and preparedness is key to our survival as a state and as a people. With the addition of COVID-19, being vigilant with proper health and safety in mind is paramount.” Ige said in a press release.

During the month, the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) encourages all Hawaiians to take simple but important steps to prepare for both natural and human-caused disasters to ensure all communities are ready for an emergency. This includes getting vaccinated for COVID-19, making a plan for how to communicate and reconnect with family during an emergency, taking time to learn about household and workplace hazards and creating an emergency go-bag, and a 14-day supply of water and food. 

 National Preparedness Month is a call to action, and HI-EMA encourages every business, nonprofit, classroom, religious institution, and home to commit to becoming more prepared.

 

Photo credit: State of Hawaiʻi Governor’s Office

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