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Thursday, October 13, 2016


Did you know that the United Nations has designated October 13 of each year as International Day for Disaster Reduction? It's a good thing, too, since disasters are almost monthly events, be it hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, or any other catastrophic happening that results in loss of life, property, displacement, etc.
2016 Theme: Live To Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality

The International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

How well prepared are you and your community? Something to think about today. To get started in making your family safer, look for Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family by Arthur T. Bradley [363.348 BRA]. And getting down to basics, you may want to gather the family together and build a kit to keep on hand in case of emergencies. Click here for FEMA guidance in doing so.

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