September 01, 2022
September kicks off the start of National Preparedness Month.
It's an effort to encourage those around the entire country to make sure they're prepared for any weather event, disaster, or emergency that may come their way.
In 2021, FEMA's Ready Campaign and the Ad Council made history by producing the first-ever national preparedness campaign targeting the Latino community. This year's National Preparedness Month campaign will include an effort to reach the Black and African American Community.
The 2022 theme for National Preparedness Month is "A Lasting Legacy."
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans the month and said, "The life you've built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.
Midland Radio is committed to helping you prepare for a disaster that could occur at any time. This includes tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, and more.
Midland will be sharing information and resources each week that will help families take preparedness into their own hands.
It's important you have everything you need in case you're forced to evacuate, lose electricity, or shelter in place.
This week Midland's Meteorologist, Bruce Jones, will help you make a list of things for the whole family, even your pet.
In some instances, you only have seconds or minutes to take action before a disaster occurs.
Knowing what to do and where to go could save yours or others' lives.
It's important to get your children involved in the preparedness process.
Some have anxiety about potential weather events and finding ways to talk to them could put them more at ease.
Also, many older children stay at home by themselves for short periods of time after school or when parents run errands. It's crucial they know how to receive weather alerts and what do in case of an emergency.
Preparedness is something you should take seriously.
It's something that could save the lives of you and others.
While you might not think a disaster could impact your life, you don't want to wait until it's too late to act.
Whether you're at home, on the road, or exploring the great outdoors, it's important you have multiple, redundant ways of receiving alerts.
Throughout National Preparedness Month, Midland Radio will share information and resources in order to ensure you're as prepared as possible for any scenario.
You can shop 15% off Midland Radio's Emergency Prep Page beginning September 7 through the 30th.