DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

As a part of our Emergency Preparedness Initiative, we are continuing to publicize the importance of being prepared and support the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness in “Get A Game Plan initiative”.

 

We support the endeavors of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated International Committee Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Task Force.

 

The mission of this task force is to:

 

  1. Increase awareness about emergency preparedness activities

  2. Provide structured and systematic training for membership, Chapter Readiness, Response, and Recovery efforts

  3. Provide effective and immediate communication strategies to facilitate and aid in preparedness and response

  4. Provide steps for early response and efficient recovery

  5. Provide resource support and guidance for sorority members and the communities impacted by natural or man-made disasters


September is National Preparedness Month and we want to take this opportunity to encourage each to review the resources provided by the Disaster and Emergency Response Task Force along with our Chapter Disaster Preparedness Plan. While we are not aware when emergencies occur….being prepared is required and necessary.

 

 

Emergency Preparedness month is September. It is our goal to plan a virtual emergency preparedness activity during the month of September.


A. Conduct an emergency preparation kit party. We will invite Sorors virtually and each Soror will be given suggested items to bring to stock the emergency kit. We will have a checklist, a speaker and give a completed kit away to a community member.


B. Go to https://www.getagameplan.org/make-a-plan/. Review the site and share it with family and friends.

 

C. Encourage stakeholders to host a virtual community forum with local, parish Emergency Management Teams, invite family, church members, community, all to participate virtually. Select community emergency managers to discuss preparedness strategies with your virtual meeting group.

 

D. Post emergency preparedness videos on respective social media outlets.

 

Additional Resources

 

FEMA

https://www.ready.gov/plan

September is National Preparedness Month

https://www.ready.gov/september

 

Disaster Preparedness Videos

https://www.ready.gov/videos

 

Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)

https://www.getagameplan.org/make-a-plan/family-plan/

 

Build A Kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own foodwater and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find and any one of them could save your life.

https://www.getagameplan.org/make-a-plan/build-a-kit/

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