DHSEM NEWS RELEASE
Throughout the year, the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) works to prepare New Mexicans before disasters strike and to support New Mexicans in need after disaster. September is National Preparedness Month, and this year’s campaign focuses on preparing older adults for disasters. DHSEM has prepared the attached brochure that lays out some basic steps for our fellow New Mexicans to take to prepare before, have a plan during, and be better able to recover after a disaster. Preparedness month is a chance for New Mexicans to empower themselves by;
1. Assessing their needs.
2. Making a plan.
3. Engaging their support networks to stay safe when a disaster strikes.
“National Preparedness Month is a time for all New Mexicans to take time with our families and neighbors to make sure we’re prepared for potential disasters,” said Cabinet Secretary David Dye. “By taking some simple steps and making a plan with our family and neighbors, we’re ensuring that if a disaster strikes our loved ones will know what to do, have some basic supplies and information they’ll need. By being prepared, we can build a more resilient New Mexico.”
For more information, please visit www.Ready.Gov