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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) encourages community members of all ages to learn more about preparedness, and to plan ahead for severe weather and other emergencies. Every year, emergencies affect millions of people globally causing injuries, fatalities, economic losses and emotional stress. However, simple emergency planning and preparedness can greatly decrease those losses.

Through a FEMA grant, a coloring book for younger children (Ages 3-5), "Be Prepared for Any Emergency!" and an activity book for older children (Ages 6-9), "Are you Ready?" were developed by OEMHS. The coloring book is also available in Spanish. They are available free of charge at all Montgomery County Recreation centers and public libraries. Each booklet also contains a Family Emergency Plan form to be filled out and saved for use by the family in the event of an emergency. There will be a special display about emergency preparedness at the Rockville Memorial Library located in the Rockville Town Center at 21 Maryland Avenue.

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To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.