September will be “Preparedness Month” in Kansas starting Aug. 28 with a focus on helping Kansans prepare to deal with disasters.
Marion County emergency management director Randy Frank said the reason for the proclamation “is so it’s there to help people get reengaged with how to prepare for severe storms, tornadoes, and winter storms.”
Marion County will not be hosting a Preparedness Event this year.
“We’re not doing it,” Frank said. “We had too many things going on.”
KDEM will be at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on Sept. 14 for Kansas Preparedness Day. Numerous state and local agencies will be provide disaster preparedness and public safety information, and will have drawings for prizes.
“Preparedness is an everyday activity that we should all be doing,” Frank said, “even when we get up and get ready for the day so we have a plan to be ready for disasters and know how to handle them.”