Dedicate September to Emergency Preparation
Hurricane Florence Satellite Image, Sept. 10, 2018. Courtesy of NOAA
With hurricane season underway, National Preparedness Month provides a chance to focus on being prepared for the next emergency.
Atlanta has seen its share of emergency events, including flooded and iced-over interstates. Emergencies can happen at any time of year, and Georgia Tech’s Office of Emergency Preparedness is dedicated to preventing and managing emergency situations on campus.
To keep up with potential threats, follow the office on Facebook and Twitter, or visit prepare.gatech.edu to learn more about their work. A list of emergency preparedness training opportunities is also available at the Emergency Preparedness site or at trains.gatech.edu.
National Preparedness Month is an initiative of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which also offers resources to help with preparation. This September, focus is on planning, with a theme of “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” To view a toolkit to start preparations and to follow the month’s activities, visit ready.gov/september.