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September is National Preparedness Month

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare: September is National Preparedness Month

This September, Fort Bend County is celebrating National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month is an annual, nationwide, month-long effort to encourage individuals, families, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.  As part of this effort, the Office of Emergency Management is asking residents to make sure they're ready for anything. It's easy for us to think back to Ike and imagine that either we're safe from something like that happening again, or that Hurricanes are the only threat we face. It's important when you're preparing for disasters to remember to use an "all-hazards" approach to be sure you are ready for anything. This month, take time to do each of the following:

Hurricane Season

June 1st is the official start of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. National Weather Service's predictions for the 2014 hurricane season are out, but it only takes one storm impacting the Houston area to cause damage to your home or business. The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management is prepared, are you? Check out our pages under the "Preparedness" menu above, paying special attention to the Fort Bend County Hurricanes page.

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This site exists to keep you informed on the happenings at the OEM and on current EM news throughout the region, state and country. Our goal is to provide a valuable online resource for other emergency responders, the public and the media.

Development of this site is funded by a grant from the US Department of Homeland Security, administered by the State of Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Fort Bend County OEM offers many opportunities for volunteers to be engaged in emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation. Please see the Volunteer section of our site for more information, and check out the upcoming events listed below:

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Lightning Safety

This week please take time to learn more about lightning and how to stay safe!

More lightning information can be found at lightningsafety.noaa.gov

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Information Library

As we find interesting information relating to emergency management, we post it to our Emergency Management Information Library.

The purpose of this Library is to help inform, collaborate with, and support others in the field of emergency management.

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