National Preparedness Month, 2015, 53451-53452 [2015-22331]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 53451 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9313 of August 31, 2015 National Preparedness Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every year, communities across our country face emergencies—from unforeseen natural disasters to deliberate acts—that test our Nation’s grit and challenge us to overcome tragedy. While my Administration is working to keep all Americans safe, each of us can do our part. Together, we can protect our families and help our communities by planning for emergencies and for the unexpected. Every September, we celebrate our Nation’s spirit of resilience by rededicating ourselves to the important task of being prepared in the face of any crisis. Emergencies come in many forms—from house fires to accidents to hurricanes—and can strike anywhere in America. We cannot always control how, when, or where they occur, but we can prepare practical responses before disasters strike. By discussing with our families, friends, and neighbors how we will protect ourselves and our communities, we can contribute to and share in a stronger, more resilient society. The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month is ‘‘Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.’’ This month, I encourage all Americans to bolster their readiness in the event of a crisis. To learn more about the disasters common to where you live, the resources available in your area, and how to prepare, visit www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D4 When emergencies happen, our Nation must ensure that communities have the support and resources they need to respond and recover. Since taking office, I have worked hard to expedite the recovery and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by disaster. As we commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, my Administration remains focused on addressing the needs of survivors, investing in hard-hit neighborhoods, and ensuring those affected are able to rebuild with greater confidence, optimism, and resilience. My Administration has always been dedicated to coordinating readiness and relief efforts between Federal agencies, organizations, corporations, and local partners—because together, with a united approach, we can lift up communities and help them emerge stronger. No challenge poses a greater threat to our future than climate change. Cities along our Eastern seaboard now flood at high tide, and in the West, wildfire season now lasts most of the year. Some communities are parched by the worst drought in generations, while others have been drenched by unprecedented rainfall. Our climate is changing quickly, and it poses a threat to our Nation’s safety and security. That is why we must work toward a sound environment today, and why my Administration is committed to pursuing clean energy through initiatives like the Clean Power Plan. Additionally, as part of my Climate Action Plan, we are committed to building infrastructure that can withstand more frequent and powerful natural disasters and to supporting our communities—including low-income, minority, and tribal communities—as they prepare for these impacts. Together, by ensuring everyone understands the dangers of climate change and by making responsible choices, we can secure a cleaner, safer world for future generations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED4.SGM 03SED4 53452 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents On September 30, people from cities and towns in all corners of our Nation will join with the Federal Government to take action as part of America’s PrepareAthon! I urge Americans to make a plan and participate in this important opportunity to increase their own preparedness. During National Preparedness Month, let us all renew our commitment to ready ourselves, our families, and our communities for any challenge. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2015 as National Preparedness Month. I encourage all Americans to recognize the importance of preparedness and work together to enhance our resilience and readiness. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–22331 Filed 9–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED4.SGM 03SED4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D4 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 171 (Thursday, September 3, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 53451-53452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-22331]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9313 of August 31, 2015

                
National Preparedness Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every year, communities across our country face 
                emergencies--from unforeseen natural disasters to 
                deliberate acts--that test our Nation's grit and 
                challenge us to overcome tragedy. While my 
                Administration is working to keep all Americans safe, 
                each of us can do our part. Together, we can protect 
                our families and help our communities by planning for 
                emergencies and for the unexpected. Every September, we 
                celebrate our Nation's spirit of resilience by 
                rededicating ourselves to the important task of being 
                prepared in the face of any crisis.

                Emergencies come in many forms--from house fires to 
                accidents to hurricanes--and can strike anywhere in 
                America. We cannot always control how, when, or where 
                they occur, but we can prepare practical responses 
                before disasters strike. By discussing with our 
                families, friends, and neighbors how we will protect 
                ourselves and our communities, we can contribute to and 
                share in a stronger, more resilient society. The theme 
                of this year's National Preparedness Month is ``Don't 
                Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.'' 
                This month, I encourage all Americans to bolster their 
                readiness in the event of a crisis. To learn more about 
                the disasters common to where you live, the resources 
                available in your area, and how to prepare, visit 
                www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov.

                When emergencies happen, our Nation must ensure that 
                communities have the support and resources they need to 
                respond and recover. Since taking office, I have worked 
                hard to expedite the recovery and rebuilding efforts in 
                areas impacted by disaster. As we commemorate the 10th 
                anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, my Administration 
                remains focused on addressing the needs of survivors, 
                investing in hard-hit neighborhoods, and ensuring those 
                affected are able to rebuild with greater confidence, 
                optimism, and resilience. My Administration has always 
                been dedicated to coordinating readiness and relief 
                efforts between Federal agencies, organizations, 
                corporations, and local partners--because together, 
                with a united approach, we can lift up communities and 
                help them emerge stronger.

                No challenge poses a greater threat to our future than 
                climate change. Cities along our Eastern seaboard now 
                flood at high tide, and in the West, wildfire season 
                now lasts most of the year. Some communities are 
                parched by the worst drought in generations, while 
                others have been drenched by unprecedented rainfall. 
                Our climate is changing quickly, and it poses a threat 
                to our Nation's safety and security. That is why we 
                must work toward a sound environment today, and why my 
                Administration is committed to pursuing clean energy 
                through initiatives like the Clean Power Plan. 
                Additionally, as part of my Climate Action Plan, we are 
                committed to building infrastructure that can withstand 
                more frequent and powerful natural disasters and to 
                supporting our communities--including low-income, 
                minority, and tribal communities--as they prepare for 
                these impacts. Together, by ensuring everyone 
                understands the dangers of climate change and by making 
                responsible choices, we can secure a cleaner, safer 
                world for future generations.

[[Page 53452]]

                On September 30, people from cities and towns in all 
                corners of our Nation will join with the Federal 
                Government to take action as part of America's 
                PrepareAthon! I urge Americans to make a plan and 
                participate in this important opportunity to increase 
                their own preparedness. During National Preparedness 
                Month, let us all renew our commitment to ready 
                ourselves, our families, and our communities for any 
                challenge.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 2015 as 
                National Preparedness Month. I encourage all Americans 
                to recognize the importance of preparedness and work 
                together to enhance our resilience and readiness.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2015-22331
Filed 9-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5