National Preparedness Month proclaimed

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Governor Lou Leon Guerrero hosted the proclamation signing ceremony Friday morning with the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense at Adelup.

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.

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Amanda Dedicatoria
Amanda is a reporter at the Pacific News Center and writes about issues concerning the military, environment, and education. She has a background in journalism that spans from her time as a VIBE intern for the Pacific Daily News and the editor-in-chief of Triton’s Call. As a college student, she studied journalism and graduated with honors from the University of Guam. She also has experience in photography as well as documentary work and strives to make sure that her stories are fair and engaging. When she isn’t on the job, she’s usually at the gym, playing video games, or baking a batch of cookies.