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Governor Brown Proclaims September National Preparedness Month

Wednesday, September 2, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued a Governor's Proclamation announcing September to be National Preparedness Month in Oregon. The proclamation encourages all Oregonians to join in observance and learn about ways to prepare for all types of emergencies.


The proclamation also states that the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has made it a top priority to conduct outreach and educate the citizens of Oregon on the importance of preparing for emergencies.


With September being the 12th Annual National Preparedness Month, public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis.


OEM is endorsing an online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge at www.30days30ways.com, as well as the 2nd Annual Race the Wave 5/10k run, walk and roll in Cannon Beach, Ore., Sept. 13. Participants will follow a tsunami route to a preparedness fair with giveaways. You can register at: https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=19612053. Oregonians are also encouraged to register for Oregon's largest earthquake drill, the Great Oregon ShakeOut at http://shakeout.org/oregon/.


"Preparedness Month is a great opportunity to highlight how important it is for Oregonians to be prepared for emergencies," said OEM Direction Andrew Phelps. "Individual and family preparedness is going to help save lives and property on our worst day."


Visit http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM for information about emergency management programs in Oregon or www.Ready.gov to learn more about the risks facing communities, and learn more about how you can prepare.


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