Sept. 6, 2022MEDIA CONTACT:
City of Pensacola and Escambia County Observe Florida Preparedness Month 2022
Escambia County encourages residents to join in observing Florida Preparedness Month during September. Florida Preparedness Month is observed each year by the state of Florida and the Florida Division of Emergency Management in conjunction with FEMA National Preparedness Month to increase awareness of the historical peak of Atlantic Hurricane season.
Each week during Florida Preparedness Month 2022 has a theme:
- Make a Plan: Sept.1-4
- Build a Kit: Sept. 5-11
- Low Cost, No Cost Prep: Sept. 12-18
- Youth, Pets & Seniors: Sept. 19-25
- Recap: Sept. 26-30
"We have now entered the height of our hurricane season," said Emergency Manager Travis Tompkins. "Please keep this in mind during peak storm season: hope is not a plan. Take the time to be prepared. Have a plan to take care of yourself and your family, and be one week ready."Prepare now for disasters by following these tips from Escambia County and FEMA:
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- Know Your Zone - Do you live in a hurricane evacuation zone? Learn your evacuation zone and have an evacuation plan. Find your zone at MyEscambia.com/KnowYourZone.
- Know Your Home - Is it prepared for a hurricane? Your safest place may be at home instead of a shelter.
- Know Your Plan - Where can you stay if you are evacuated? Confirm plans now with family or friends, before the storm.
If you are medically dependent on electricity or oxygen, sign up with Florida’s Special Needs Registry.
Specific information regarding the Escambia County Special Needs Registry and Public Shelter Program
and other disaster-related information is available at EscambiaHealth.com
The Florida Division of Emergency Management
and the National Hurricane Center
are resources for weather information and will issue frequent watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of severe tropical weather.
For more information about disaster preparedness, visit MyEscambia.com/BeReady
or check out the Escambia County Disaster Guide.
For updates about emergency preparedness and more, like Escambia County Emergency Management on Facebook
or follow @BeReadyEscambia on Twitter.Click here to learn more about National Preparedness Month and how you can participate.
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