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This September - You Can Be the Hero

​Emergencies can strike at any time.  Tornados and severe storms, floods, earthquakes, even water-main breaks can affect millions of people for days at a time.  By being prepared, however, you can make sure that you and your family are ready.

This September, Edison Electric Institute encourages you to get prepared by taking part in National Preparedness Month.  Now in its ninth year, National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps. 

To plan and prepare for an emergency where you must go for three days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket, or local services, follow these four steps:

To learn more about the risks facing your community, find out what you can do to prepare, and join thousands of individuals from coast to coast by becoming a member of the National Preparedness Coalition, please visit