September is National Preparedness Month, which serves as a reminder that everyone must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for emergencies that could affect us.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency offer information about preparing for natural disasters and other emergencies. Visit https://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/prepare-my-family-disaster
FEMA offers a free app (FEMA.gov/mobile-app) that provides safety and preparedness tips for more than 20 natural and manmade hazards and allows users to stay informed of weather alerts. The app also provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and recovery centers, and information on how to survive disasters.
During an emergency, important information can be found at on the City of Roswell’s website (www.roswell-nm.gov) and the Facebook pages of the Roswell/Chaves County Office of Emergency Management, Roswell Fire Department and Roswell Police Department. You can sign up to receive notifications of and during emergencies in Roswell and Chaves County at https://nm-roswellchavescounty.civicready.com/Subscriptions