State Police encourages residents to take action to prepare during Michigan’s Preparedness Month

Warren Annual Preparation Fair on 18th September

LANSING, MICH. Emergencies can happen when we least expect them. That’s why Michigan State Police, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (MSP / EMHSD) are encouraging Michigan residents to take steps to prepare for emergencies during Michigan Preparedness Month.

Throughout September, the MSP / EMHSD joins federal, state and local governments, as well as public and private organizations, in supporting emergency preparedness initiatives. Agencies nationwide are uniting under the theme of “A Lasting Legacy” to encourage everyone to protect the lives they have built and create a lasting legacy for their families by preparing for disasters before they strike.

Preparation Month is an important reminder that all Michigan citizens play a role in keeping our state safe and healthy, Governor Whitmer said. “We have faced many challenges over the past two years and we know that more disasters and emergencies could occur in Michigan, but if everyone does their part to act and prepare, we can overcome difficult times together.”

So far, in 2022, Governor Whitmer has approved more than $ 1.2 million in Disaster and Emergency Contingency Funds (DECF) to help communities recover from disasters, but now is the time for Michigan citizens to take action to prepare. to disasters and emergencies before they happen.

“In recent years, Michigan has suffered disasters from floods, tornadoes, winter storms and even a pandemic, which can delay critical services and first responders,” said Colonel Joe Gasper, Michigan State Police Director. “That’s why we encourage families to take this opportunity to create emergency preparedness kits with food, water and a first aid kit that allows them to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.”

2022 Prepare Fair in Warren

To put preparation in place and commemorate Michigan Preparedness Month, the MSP / EMHSD is partnering with the City of Warren to host the 12pm – 4pm Readiness Fair Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Police Department. by Warren, 29900 Civic Center Blvd., Warren, MI 48093.

Attendees at the show will learn about local emergency response agencies, how to develop a family emergency plan, and how to create an emergency preparedness kit. Participants will also be able to meet local first responders and volunteers. The event is free and open to all.

To learn more about emergency and disaster preparedness and creating an emergency preparedness plan, or to learn more about the 2022 Prepare Fair, visit www.michigan.gov/miready or follow MSP / EMHSD on Twitter at @ MichEMHS.

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MEDIA CONTACT:Dale R. George, MSP / EMHSD, 517-243-4439

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