Cascade County Celebrates Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and at tomorrow’s City Commission meeting, a proclamation will make it official.  Great Falls will be recognizing September as Preparedness Month every year.

 “This is a great first step to make sure that our community is prepared,” says Alicia Thompson, CCHD Health Officer.   The Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness office continues to promote personal preparedness with individuals and families. 

 This year, the national campaign focuses on changing the perception of what it really means to be ready.  Preparedness includes have an emergency kit for you and your family, having a plan for your family and being informed about what emergencies are likely to happen here and how to respond.

 “Our local emergency management organizations plan for our community, but only you can plan for your family,” says Kate Marone, Preparedness Officer for the Health Department.  For information on how to prepare, visit www.ready.gov or CCHD’s Preparedness Site.