Roanoke's Prepareathon

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Disasters don’t plan, but you can!

We invite you to join us in taking an active role in protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your community.

During the whole month of September we will be posting online resources featuring stories, trainings, and webinars on flood awareness and preparedness. 

Prepareathon is a national event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA’s Prepareathon encourages people and communities to take action to prepare and protect themselves against disasters. The goals of the event are for people to understand which disasters could affect their community, know what to do to stay safe, take action to increase preparedness, and improve their ability to recover from a disaster.

Roanoke’s Prepareathon topics (more coming soon):

  • Learn about your local flood hazards and flood insurance
  • Educate children and adults about why being prepared is important
  • Build people’s confidence in their ability to take preparedness actions
  • Train people on how to take action at home, at school, at work, and at play