As we remember the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America, we are reminded that our nation is still a target. Preparation is a key to our nation's resilience. With this anniversary—and September being National Preparedness Month—the electric power industry supports the federal government's campaign, "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare."
National Preparedness Month is held every September to encourage people to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. We invite you to join EEI and the more than 4,000 other national, regional, tribal, state and local businesses and organizations who will be participating in this year’s campaign.
National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps. If you would like more information, please visit www.ready.gov and click on the National Preparedness Month banner.
EEI’s Web site also has important information to help you get ready. Explore the site to find out:
EEI also encourages you to learn more about the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) national public awareness campaign "If You See Something, Say Something™". This campaign seeks to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and violent crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper state and local law enforcement authorities.