Emergency Preparedness

Red Cross, FEMA and Verizon Stress the Importance of Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Communications

To mark the end of National Preparedness Month, representatives from the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA and Verizon gathered on Thursday Sept. 27 to stress the importance of disaster preparedness and to highlight the tips and technological tools available to help people prepare for emergencies or disasters.

“Disasters can strike quickly and without warning, so its vital to always be prepared,” said Mathieu Nelessen, regional CEO, American Red Cross North Jersey Region, at a news conference at the organizations office in Fairfield. “If you havent done so already, now is the time to assess local disaster risks and make or update your family disaster plan.”

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