Governor Will Sign Proclamation August 24 for Kansas Preparedness Month

Kansas Division of Emergency Management
Kansas Division of Emergency Management

Even before the first settlers came to Kansas, the land faced numerous disasters - tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires, floods and even an earthquake or two. Those threats and others still exist for Kansans today.

Governor Laura Kelly will sign a proclamation August 24 designating September as Kansas Preparedness Month.

"Preparing for a disaster is the wise thing to do," Kelly said. "I urge every Kansan to make sure they have an emergency kit in their home, vehicle and their business, as well as an emergency plan. The money and the time spent on building an emergency kit will be well worth it if a disaster should strike."

To remind Kansans to be prepared for natural and man-made emergencies, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is partnering with numerous local, state and federal agencies and community emergency response organizations to present Kansas Preparedness Day on September 12 at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.

During Preparedness Month in September, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is also reminding the public to take part in its monthly online Preparedness Challenge, as well as virtual classes, chats and challenges at www.facebook.com/KansasEmergency. Additional information on disaster kits and family preparedness can be found at www.ready.gov.

(Information courtesy Kansas Adjutant General's Department.)