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Orlando PrepareAthon

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We are fortunate to live in the Sunshine State, but our beautiful state also has a reputation of severe weather.  From hurricanes to wildfires and everything in between, hazards like these can strike without warning.

On April 30, 2015, as part of the national preparedness campaign, America’s PrepareAthon!, the City launched our local effort, Orlando’s PrepareAthon!  with the help of our disaster response partners, the American Red Cross of Mid-Florida, the National Weather Service Melbourne Office and FEMA.

The Orlando PrepareAthon! Campaign will assist our citizens to get ready. Having preparedness information is good, having a plan is better and putting a plan into place is best. Orlando’s PrepareAthon! will increase our community’s level of disaster preparedness by encouraging action.

The City is partnering with community, neighborhood and business leaders to encourage and promote an all hazards preparedness effort, involving the following:

  • Accessing alerts and warnings
  • Disaster training
  • Safeguarding documents
  • Making property safer
  • Neighborhood planning
  • Assembling or updating supplies

We also encourage citizens to take advantage of technology. For more information on how to make sure you and your family are prepared, see links below:

City of Orlando Office of Emergency Management website

City of Orlando Office of Emergency Management Facebook

City of Orlando Office of Emergency Management Twitter

American Red Cross of Mid Florida website

American Red Cross of Mid Florida Facebook

American Red Cross of Mid Florida Twitter

National Weather Service Melbourne Office Website

National Weather Service Melbourne Office Facebook

National Weather Service Melbourne Office Twitter

Federal Emergency Management Agency Website

Florida’s Division of Emergency Management website

Orange County Alert website

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