September is National Preparedness Month
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month to raise awareness throughout the community on the importance of planning ahead for different types of disasters and emergencies. One of the main objectives is to get families and businesses to participate by creating and testing an evacuation plan with the individuals under the same roof or even making kits containing essential supplies that will last for several days after a disaster unexpectedly hits your area.
As a trusted leader in the Restoration Industry, SERVPRO of San Marcos/New Braunfels responds daily to residential and commercial properties that experienced either natural or humanmade damages. Our website even offers emergency tips on what you can do until help arrives.
Another trusted source of valuable information during National Preparedness Month is Hays County Emergency Services.
Hays County has a month-long initiative called 30 Days 30 Ways to help raise awareness locally by doing daily social media posts on Facebook and Twitter with topics such as Creating Your Family Disaster Plan, Identify and be Familiar with Escape Routes, and Make a Plan to care for Your Pets.
In addition to sharing useful tips on their social media sites, the Hays County Emergency Service is hosting their 3rd Annual Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 26th, that will take place virtually. Everyone is invited to join in this free online event via Zoom from 9 AM to 3 PM.
The Hays County Preparedness Fair is an opportunity for the Hays County Office of Emergency Services to reach out to our community about disaster preparedness for themselves, their family, and their community. We encourage our community to be trained, equipped, and empowered to help in an emergency before professional help arrives.
The virtual presentation schedule offers presentations given by either certified first responders, trainers, or the organization’s official representatives.
You can even watch videos on Haysinformed.com showcasing local First Responders, Law Enforcement, and Public Service Organizations. Even a few members of our SERVPRO of San Marcos/New Braunfels make an appearance on one of those videos to share some insightful suggestions that your family or business can utilize in the event of an unexpected emergency.
A silent auction with donated items begins on September 18th and goes through the 26th. These donated items are viewable on https://www.biddingowl.com/VirtualPreparednessFair this is the bidding website. Items will be viewable before the bidding goes live on this website once we are able to get photos of the items. All proceeds will go to Hays County Fire Chief Association and the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team.
To register for the Hays County 3rd Annual Preparedness Fair, click on the link provided here:
They will also be updating their fair’s website daily, which can be viewed online at http://haysinformed.com/virtual-preparedness-fair/
You can still donate items for the silent auction by emailing Kasin Riley, the Emergency Preparedness Specialist for this event: email@example.com