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File #: 16-5328    Version: 1 Name: RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/13/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/14/2016 Final action: 9/14/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH WHEREAS, fifteen years after the attacks of September 11th we reflect on our strength as a nation that has been tested by tragedy; WHEREAS, it is every citizen's responsibility to be prepared for emergencies, whether they are natural disasters such as tornadoes or flooding, or man-made acts of terrorism and violence that can strike the United States at any time; WHEREAS, disasters are becoming more frequent and severe as our climate changes; both urban and rural areas are feeling the devastating consequences of said disasters, including intense storms and heat waves; WHEREAS, the month of September serves as a reminder that we must all take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit; WHEREAS, as of 2012, the FEMA National Survey Report revealed that only 52% of Americans reported having supplies set aside in their hom...
Sponsors: JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), JOHN P. DALEY, LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

WHEREAS, fifteen years after the attacks of September 11th we reflect on our strength as a nation that has been tested by tragedy;

WHEREAS, it is every citizen's responsibility to be prepared for emergencies, whether they are natural disasters such as tornadoes or flooding, or man-made acts of terrorism and violence that can strike the United States at any time;

WHEREAS, disasters are becoming more frequent and severe as our climate changes; both urban and rural areas are feeling the devastating consequences of said disasters, including intense storms and heat waves;

WHEREAS, the month of September serves as a reminder that we must all take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit;

WHEREAS, as of 2012, the FEMA National Survey Report revealed that only 52% of Americans reported having supplies set aside in their homes for disaster and only 43% have a household emergency plan;

WHEREAS, "Don't Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today," is an effective national message with a continuing emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults and people with disabilities, as well as those with access and functional needs;

WHEREAS, preparedness can be achieved by steps as simple as being informed about emergencies that affect your community, signing up for local alerts, creating an emergency plan, and having a stocked emergency kit;

WHEREAS, local businesses must also prepare and protect their employees, develop a business continuity plan and ensure their communities and the private sector remain strong when faced with an emergency;

WHEREAS, courageous individuals rush to the scene of a disaster with their dedication to our safety and security, no matter the price, we too must recognize that each of us can do our part to be better prepared and aide in this effort;

WHEREAS, the Cook C...

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