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Recognizing September as National Preparedness Month

Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement recognizing September as National Preparedness Month:

“With the start of September we welcome the end of summer and return of school, as well as National Preparedness Month. As we dedicate and focus on the individual, community, and the nation being prepared in the event of a disaster, we reflect on the 9/11 attacks, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other natural disasters that affect our homeland, we recognize the importance for every family, business and school to have a plan for emergency situations.

“National Preparedness Month aims to inform and encourage Americans of the steps they can take to make themselves and their families safer and prepared for all emergencies. As the sole New York Representative on the Homeland Security Committee, I speak for all New Yorkers in expressing the importance of being prepared and I encourage all American’s to visit to learn what they can do to be prepared.

“I would also like to acknowledge the 200,000+ men and women at the Department of Homeland Security who work tirelessly to keep America prepared and safe from all types of disasters. This September make sure you take the steps and make the changes needed to ensure your preparedness in the event of any unforeseen situation.”