The following article is copied from the Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Website  

September is National Preparedness Month! Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) reminds residents to plan and prepare for all hazards and emergencies before they happen.

This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” The campaign emphasizes the need for all residents to take action now and prepare.  By knowing how to respond and what to do when disaster strikes, residents can help their neighbors and the community in times of need.

Throughout National Preparedness Month, FCEM&HS will feature a different preparedness theme each week on Facebook and Twitter. Weekly themes include:

  • Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
  • Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
  • Practice and Build Out Your Plans
  • Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

Residents are encouraged to be informed about the top risks facing Franklin County, have an emergency supply kit and register for ALERT Franklin County at to receive important information and weather alerts.  For more information on National Preparedness Month, visit