Monday, September 08, 2008

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. And it's no surprise, with hurricanes, floods, and all sorts natural disasters.

Fortunately, we don't get that many Category 5 storms in the Puget Sound, but did you know that King County happens to lead the nation in disaster preparedness? Maybe it's all the outdoorsy, wilderness types. Or maybe we're just good planners.

CISC has been in the forefront in disaster planning amongst local nonprofits. Today, Executive Director Alaric Bien was asked to participate on a panel as part of a training for other local organizations - about 60 in total.

Sharing CISC's experience in developing our plan, talking about communication with our internal and external constituents, all were part of a half day training to help all King County nonprofits become prepared for disasters.

Whether pandemic flu, earthquake, chemical spill, fire, or locust infestation, CISC and all of our staff are trying to be as prepared as possible so we can continue to provide services to our community no matter what.

Are you prepared??

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