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July 31, 2014

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Travel Preparedness: What to do

“It is just horrific. It is like a war zone… I can’t quite comprehend it – we came away for holiday.”

– Nicola Barton, Survivor of 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami

As Americans across the country head into the final stages of summer, many of us are finally gearing up for that much needed vacation. From finding pet-sitters, to setting out-of-office replies, there are many ways that we prepare our homes and our home life for a vacation. It’s vital to remember that emergency preparedness is important even when you travel—life doesn’t take a vacation, and neither do disasters and emergencies.

Whether traveling domestically or abroad there are many disasters, both man made and natural, that you should be mindful of and prepare for prior to traveling. This week, we’re sharing tips and resources for the community to consider when traveling as well as asking the community to share any advice they may have. 

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National Preparedness Month 2014: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

                     2014 National Preparedness Month Theme Announced!

The theme for National Preparedness Month is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”.

 We’ve already started a 2014 National Preparedness Month thread in the NPC Member Discussion board, discussing NPM 2014 and to provide a space to share any preliminary plans or questions the community might have. Head over toReady.gov/September for more information about National Preparedness Month, including weekly break-downs and many other resources as we move towards September!

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Updated: August 16, 2014 — 5:27 pm

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Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.

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