Hangout with America’s PrepareAthon! on
April 7 at 1 pm
White House is getting ready for the first America's PrepareAthon!, a national day
of action that will take place April 30, 2014.
us this Monday,
April 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss America’s PrepareAthon!,
a community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by
getting people to understand what disasters could happen in their
communities and to take action to increase their preparedness. Actions
include signing up for mobile alerts and warnings, holding a preparedness
discussion to emphasize the steps people should take to be ready should a
disaster occur, and conducting a drill so people are familiar with what to
us for a Google+ Hangout to hear from the head of FEMA, an award-winning
meteorologist, and leaders from across the nation who share a passion for
getting prepared. Paulette Aniskoff, White House’s Office of Public
Engagement will moderate the live discussion.
include: Craig Fugate, Administrator of the
Federal Emergency Management Agency Mike Bettes, The Weather Channel’s
award-winning meteorologist Cameron Clayton, President of the
Digital Division for The Weather Channel Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President
for AARP’s State and National Group Jesse Salinas, Director of Alabama’s AARP Divya Saini, Block Preparedness Coordinator and
founder of “Movers and Shakers” Chief Roy Acree, City of Smyrna, GA Fire Chief Boyce Wilson, Emergency Preparedness Planner for
Heart of Texas Council of Governments
the conversation now by asking questions on Twitter using #PrepareAthon. And you can watch the
Hangout live on Monday,
April 7 at 1:00 p.m. by visiting the White House Google+ and YouTube pages.
PrepareAthon! campaign is directed as part of President
Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness. On
April 30, and throughout the spring, America’s PrepareAthon! activities
will focus on preparing individuals, families, workplaces, K-12 schools,
institutions of higher education, houses of worship, and community-based
organizations for tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. ·Be Smart: Know your
hazards in your community. Download guides to learn how to
prepare. ·Take Part: Plan
activities and host an event locally on April 30. ·Prepare: Practice a
drill or have a discussion about preparedness.
Participation can include being a part of community emergency planning,
hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises.
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