National Preparedness Month: Contacting Family
Contacting Family Members in an Emergency.
Here’s your daily tip for National Preparedness Month:
If the phone lines are busy or not working, what will you do? According to a 2011 University of Virginia research project on emergency sheltering, “texting” places a lower burden on the cell-system.
If your cell-phone call doesn’t go through, try texting.
More information: How to Prepare for Emergencies
For questions and information, contact the Office of Emergency Management:
National Preparedness Month 2011
National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. NPM is held each September and its goal is to:
Increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for
- Encourage individuals to take action
September 2011 is the eighth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps: