Today, Thursday, is "America's PrepareAthon! National Day of Action. It's a grassroots campaign for action to get families, organizations & whole communities better prepared for emergencies. You don't have to tell me about "grassroots" campaigns...I often spin tunes by the group, The Grassroots on my Puffman Show! THIS campaign offers easy-to-use preparedness guides, checklists, & resources to help individuals prepare for common natural hazards & to take ACTION, including downloading alerts & warnings, holding a drill, or safeguarding critical documents. Despite the devastation that tornadoes, wildfire, & other natural disasters have caused in recent years, nearly 60% of surveyed Americans have NOT participated in a preparedness drill or exercise at their workplace, school, or home in the past year The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Denver-based regional offices joins the state of Montana in encouraging our entire community to participate in the America's PrepareAthon! Communities throughout the Treasure State will hold wildfire preparedness events THIS Saturday, May 2nd, for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, an America's PrepareAthon! partner event. For more information about America's PrepareAthon! partner event, visit & follow America's PrepareAthon! on Twitter using the handle @Prepareathon and #PrepareAthon. Remember also to sign up for local text alerts & warnings & download weather apps to your smartphone. Gather important documents & keep them in a safe place. Create an emergency supply kit & develop an emergency communication plan for your family.

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