Lexington Emergency Management, along with many other local, state, regional and federal agencies, is encouraging people to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters for National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.
“Right now there are three active tropical storms or hurricanes that will affect the United States in the next ten days,” said Patricia Dugger, Director of Lexington Emergency Management.
“We had a taste of Hurricane Harvey last week and Fayette County is moving into the second most active tornado season of the year. It’s important to be prepared and know what to do when emergencies happen.”
Each week of National Preparedness Month has a specific theme for personal preparedness:
- September 1 – 9……….Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
- September 10 – 16…..Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
- September 17 – 23……Practice and Build Out Your Plans
- September 24 – 30……Get Involved! Be Part of Something Larger
Lexington Emergency Management has emergency preparedness displays at local libraries, traffic message signs with preparedness reminders and will participate at several events, include this weekend’s Doggie Paddle at the Woodland Park Pool.
More information about emergency preparedness is available from the Lexington Emergency Management website available at: www.BeReadyLexington.com.
Information about the division is also available through the Lexington Emergency Management Facebook page – @LexingtonKYEM and the Emergency Management Twitter account: @Lexkyem.