Osceola County Emergency Management observes National Preparedness Month

  • National Preparedness Month
    National Preparedness Month

The Osceola County Office of Emergency Management will observe National Preparedness Month during September to highlight Osceola County government’s commitment to public safety.

The theme for this year's National Preparedness Month is “Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today.” Each week of September will feature a different preparedness-related theme, including Make A Plan, Build A Kit, Prepare for Disasters, and Teach Youth About Preparedness. Department of Homeland Security content from http://ready.gov as well as local resources specific to Osceola County residents and businesses will be shared via the Office of Emergency Management’s social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter, @OsceolaEOC.

“From a global viral pandemic to an overly active Atlantic hurricane season, 2020 has driven home the need to be prepared for whatever comes next,” said Emergency Management Director Bill Litton, “and knowing how to make a plan for you, your family or your business can make all the difference in staying safe and protecting your property.”

Osceola County residents are encouraged to enroll in the county's free emergency alert system at http://alertosceola.org. The system allows them to receive timely notifications via text, email or by phone. For online preparedness resources and current threat outlooks, visit http://readyosceola.org. Residents also can contact the Citizen Information Center by phone at 407-742-0000.