LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2022 — People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region, urges everyone to get ready for these emergencies now.
Just last year, more than 40% of Americans — some 130 million people — were living in a county struck by a climate-related disaster, according to analysis from the Washington Post. Disasters can happen anywhere, anytime. You can be ready by visiting redcross.org/prepare.
“More powerful climate driven occurrences are happening across the U.S. than ever before,” said Joanne Nowlin, CEO for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region. “In fact, there have been more climate-related disasters in the nation over the past two decades than in any other country. It’s vital that everyone take steps to be prepared.”