WHEREAS, “National Preparedness Month” creates an important opportunity for every resident of Socorro County to prepare their homes, businesses, and communities for any type of emergency including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks; and
WHEREAS, investing in the preparedness of ourselves, our families, businesses, and communities can reduce fatalities and economic devastation in our communities and in our nation;
WHEREAS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign, Citizen Corps and other federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private, and volunteer agencies are working to increase public activities in preparing for emergencies and to educate individuals on how to take action; and
WHEREAS, emergency preparedness is the responsibility of every citizen of Socorro County and all citizens are urged to make preparedness a priority and work together, as a team, to ensure that individuals, families, and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of any type; and
WHEREAS, all citizens of Socorro County are encouraged to participate in citizen preparedness activities and asked to review the Ready campaign’s websites at Ready.gov or Listo.gov (in Spanish) and become more prepared.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Socorro County Board of Commissioners hereby proclaims September, 2014 as National Preparedness Month in Socorro County, and encourages all citizens and businesses to develop their own emergency preparedness plan, and work together toward creating a more prepared society.
PROCLAIMED, ADOPTED, AND PASSED on this 26th of August 2014.