Lubbock County OEM Reminds Citizens that September is National Preparedness Month

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), in cooperation with Ready Campaign and PrepareAthon, is excited to announce September has again been declared as National Preparedness Month.

This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

We can all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, businesses, school, and places of worship.

2017 Weekly Themes

Week 1: September 1-9 Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

Week 2: September 10-16 Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Week 3: September 17-23 Practice and Build Out Your Plans

Week 4: September 24-30 Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

More Information can be found at or the Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management at (806) 775-7300.

(News release from the Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management)

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