September has been proclaimed as National Preparedness Month to highlight Guam’s emergency management capabilities.
Governor Lou Leon Guerrero hosted the proclamation signing ceremony Friday morning with the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense at Adelup.
The theme for National Preparedness Month or NPM is “Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters.”
During the month, the community is encouraged to develop emergency plans, learn how to stay safe and how to communicate during an emergency.
In a release, Office of Civil Defense Administrator Charles Esteves states “National Preparedness Month promotes disaster emergency planning and preparedness at all levels.”
An expo is planned on Sept. 28 the Agana Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as the grand finale, with short skits, demonstrations and other activities.