September 8, 2020 – Henry County, GA - September is National Preparedness Month and the Henry County Emergency Management Agency is advising residents and visitors to be prepared for man-made and natural disasters all while dealing with the national coronavirus pandemic.

National Preparedness Month was founded after 9/11 to increase awareness and encourage action for emergency preparedness nationwide. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign. 

“National Preparedness Month is an ideal time for all residents to revisit their emergency preparedness efforts,” said Don Ash, Emergency Management Director. “By knowing about potential local threats, making a plan and building a kit of emergency supplies, residents can ensure the safety of their families in the event of a disaster.”

The Henry County Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS) Ready Georgia campaigns continue with the theme “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today,” with an emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs during the COVID-19 crisis. 

For more information on how to be prepared in the event of an emergency, please visit www.henrycounty-ga.org/e911 or www.ready.gov.