Tremendous cost of extreme weather and flooding caused in part by climate change
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, www.noaa.gov) and the National Weather Service (NWS, www.weather.gov) are partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA, www.fema.gov) and many other organizations to encourage a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including leading contractors, owners and operators across the construction industry and built environment, to participate in National Preparedness Month or NPM (www.ready.gov/september) this September 2019. The 2019 National Preparedness Month theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” To learn more about how to be “Prepared, Not Scared.” please visit www.ready.gov/september today. WeatherBuild expresses gratitude to fellow organizations in the Weather-Ready Nation. “Be a Force of Nature!” Ready (www.ready.gov) is the official website of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, www.dhs.gov).
“As Hurricane Dorian devastates parts of The Bahamas and threatens America’s east coast, communities all across America continue to recover and rebuild after historic damage from the 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons. Last year’s passage of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act will help improve building code implementation, provide better guidance on evacuation routes, and implement a new national public infrastructure mitigation program. I am honored to serve as congressional co-chair for the 2019 National Preparedness Month and urge all Americans to plan ahead and heed the warnings of public safety officials.”
“Over the past few years, Michiganders have seen the tremendous cost of extreme weather and flooding caused in part by climate change,” said Senator Peters. “National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder that we must be prepared for emergencies and make investments that will help reduce the toll that disasters take on our communities and families. As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I’m proud to join FEMA in urging families in Michigan and across the country to ensure everyone stays safe when disaster strikes.”
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