Incline Village, NV….December 30, 2010. With the new year fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Washoe County Emergency Management are encouraging all Americans to make emergency preparedness one of their New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. Resolve to be Ready in 2011 is a nationwide effort to urge individuals, families, businesses and communities to focus on being ready and aware of all the hazards that exist in their communities.
“Emergencies can happen at anytime, anywhere,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “They can range from natural disasters such as snowstorms or flooding, to events such as power outages. The key to successful emergency response, regardless of the nature of the event, is personal preparedness. As we ring in 2011, make a resolution to be prepared through a few simple steps: get an emergency supply kit, make an emergency plan and be informed of the hazards in your area.”
Resolve to be Ready in 2011 is one resolution anyone can keep thanks to the tools and resources available at www.ReadyWashoe.com, which includes important information such as how to put together a kit, make a plan and stay informed.