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Auburn Preparedness Day Sept. 6 at Lowe's

Annual Preparedness Day
Join the effort to help our community prepare for an emergency.

The City of Auburn and its community partners will participate in National Preparedness Month in September and encourage the public to attend Auburn Preparedness Day on Sept. 6. Here are the details:

Who: Auburn City and partners have committed to participate in National Preparedness Month by holding “Auburn Preparedness Day” on Sept. 6, 2014.

What: September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness in the U.S., a fitting time to join the effort to help our community prepare for an emergency. Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it takes a whole community. Sponsored by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, this year’s National Preparedness Month will focus on the strengthening our communities through public events and online communities.

As Part of the local National Preparedness Month activities, Auburn City and it's partners will host a Preparedness Day with a display of our local responders and those we rely on during emergencies with informational material available:

  • FREE home preparedness kits, donated by a grant from Lowe's, will be available on a limited basis – first come, first serve.
  • A BIG vehicle will be there for the enjoyment of our "little" population.
  • Refreshments will be served by the Red Cross.
  • Theme: "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare"

    When: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, 12-4 p.m.

    Rain date: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

    Where: Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, Grant Ave., Auburn

    Why: Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere without notice. Households, businesses and organizations should be prepared in the event of an emergency that causes them to be self-reliant for three days without utilities, electricity or water, without access to food or local services or maybe even without response from emergency personnel.

    Preparing can start with four important steps:

  • Be informed about emergencies that could happen
  • Identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.
  • Make a plan for what to do in an emergency.
  • Build an emergency supply kit
  • Auburn City and partners encourages our community to be better prepared and invites community members to join us in this effort.

    For more information contact: Pamela Baker Gratton, Manager, American Red Cross of Cayuga County at 315-243-9596