For six weeks this spring, America’s PrepareAthon! and other preparedness partners will focus on various hazards and provide simple actions that people and communities should take to prepare for each particular hazard.
This second week highlights tornadoes. Individuals, communities, businesses, schools, and houses of worship around the country are holding preparedness discussions, conducting drills, and taking specific steps to prepare for tornadoes and other disasters.
America’s PrepareAthon!SM is a grassroots, community-based campaign for action to get families, organizations, and entire communities better prepared for tornadoes and other emergencies.
According to the National Weather Service, tornadoes caused $320 million in damages in 2015.
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Disasters like floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, and earthquakes are a harsh and frequent reality for much of the country. According to a recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), progress has been made; however fewer than half of Americans have discussed and developed an emergency plan with their household.
Today, FEMA and the Ad Council launched a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage families to develop an emergency communication plan before a disaster occurs. An extension of the national Ready campaign, the new PSAs launch in conjunction with the 12th annual National Preparedness Month, serving as a reminder to take action to prepare for the types of hazards that could impact where you live, work, and vacation.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7608151-fema-ad-council-emergency-preparedness/
Tornado and high winds are some of the most destructive forces of nature. While tornadoes are frequent in the Great Plains, South, and Midwest, there is no state in the country that isn’t at risk. As the nation’s largest property insurer, State Farm wants to make sure you and your family are prepared for the destructive and potentially deadly force of a tornado.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7452831-state-farm-weather-preparedness/
In response to the devastation wrought by the tornadoes on Monday, the Ad Council and the United Way of Central Oklahoma launched today a series of television and Web public service advertisements (PSAs) encouraging Americans to make financial contributions to disaster relief efforts. The PSAs direct audiences to visit unitedwayokc.org, where they can contribute to support the short and long-term recovery operations, providing supplies and services to those affected by the tornadoes.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61862-ad-council-launches-new-psa-s-to-benefit-oklahoma-tornado-relief-efforts
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is in effect through Nov. 30, making it important for families to have an emergency preparedness plan and kit. Two-way radios from Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) are a must-have communication tool for use in severe weather situations and emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, winter storms, emergency evacuations and Amber alerts by combining NOAA weather channels and alerts with powerful two-way communications and durable, weatherproof housing. The latest MT350R series of consumer Talkabout® two-way radios feature convenient emergency preparedness features and a weatherproof design.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58200-motorola-solutions-weatherproof-two-way-radios-noaa-weather-alerts