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Alabama kicked off its observation of National Preparedness Month yesterday with the city of Birmingham hosting “Be Ready Day” in Linn Park. The event, according to Alabama Governor Bob Riley, features emergency workers, representatives from faith-based organizations, and other volunteers who will demonstrate disaster preparedness to adults and children.
This is just the first in a month-long series of events. Later in September, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville will host “Be Ready Camp” for sixth-grade students, while all through the month houses of worship have been asked to include information about disaster preparedness on their websites and in their bulletins.
The programs will culminate in Ready Sunday on September 26th.
Governor Riley says the programs will remind all families to listen to official warnings, have a communications plan, and have an emergency supply kit always at the ready.