National Preparedness Month: Planning for Disaster
Sept. 4, 2017 - September is National Preparedness Month, a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters of all kinds. NOAA and our partners have to be ready to respond to oil and chemical spills, and other hazardous materials. We know the value of continually improving our capacity to respond to disasters.
Whether it is about responding to oil and chemical spills, restoring the environment following a disaster, training emergency responders, developing response tools or making sure that we are communicating effectively during an emergency, our efforts are focused on having the skills and tools to respond quickly and effectively.
You can read more about how we stay prepared to meet disasters in the marine environment in the following articles:
- Polar Bears and Response Drills in Alaska
- NOAA Again Joins Coast Guard for Oil Spill Exercise in the Arctic
- Resilience Starts with Being Ready: Better Preparing Our Coasts to Cope with Environmental Disasters