From blazing wildfires in Colorado to Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, natural disasters have been front-page news in 2012. Less headline-worthy are the financial repercussions that follow, which tens of thousands of people are dealing with right now. These types of tragedies are unavoidable — the most you can do is prepare to minimize the time it takes to put the pieces of your life back together. Creating a plan that addresses your finances and insurance beforehand can make it easier to recover from a devastating event.
A collaboration between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the CDC Foundation has recognized Arizona’s Emergency Kit Cook-Off for its imaginative “Whole Community” approach to preparedness outreach.
With triple digit temperatures looming, Valley residents are preparing for a long and hot summer. One item that should be on every car owner’s summer preparedness checklist: preventative maintenance. That’s because over half of the roadside assistance calls AAA receives every summer could have been prevented with proper preventative maintenance. And unfortunately, neglecting to prep your ride for summer may not only have you stranded on the roadside, but it may also put a big dent in your wallet.
In August the Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN)
asked the public to help determine the ingredients for its
inaugural Family Emergency Kit Cook-off, a new National
Preparedness Month activity, in cooperation with the Le Cordon Bleu
College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, and inspired by the 72-hour
It has been 10 years since the events of 9/11, and this
September, the Maricopa Community Colleges will mark the
anniversary by participating in National Preparedness Month (NPM),
an event that was founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness
levels across the United States.