Updated: September 3, 2017


AS NEWS OF THE DEVASTATION CAUSED BY HURRICANE HARVEY CONTINUE TO COME IN AND AS WE FACE FLOODS AND TORNADOES HERE IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AS WELL, NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO ASK YOURSELF - ARE YOU PREPARED.  SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH AND IS DESIGNED TO RAISE AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGE AMERICANS TO TAKE STEPS TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES IN THEIR HOMES, SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES AND PLACES OF WORSHIP.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS DISASTERS DON'T PLAN AHEAD. YOU CAN.  PREPARING CAN START WITH FOUR IMPORTANT STEPS:  BE INFORMED, MAKE A PLAN, BUILD AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT, AND GET INVOLVED. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO READY.GOV.