National Preparedness Month

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9/11 Memorial in NYC

Patriot Day, a.k.a. 9/11, has recently passed bringing up memories of the very tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. In light of this day, ForLease Atlanta would like to take the time to say THANK YOU to all of our local Atlanta police, firemen and EMTs for all that you do everyday! You keep Atlanta safe and help when emergency situations arise, which oftens puts you in the line of danger. Thank you for your ongoing determination and dedication to our great city. We appreciate all of your sacrifices and everything that each and every one of you do! Thank you!

Ready Campaign

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Image via Ready Campaign site at www.ready.gov

September is “National Preparedness Month;” but if you have not heard of it yet, it is a great thing to learn about. Here are some details about this PSA campaign:

  • Known as the ‘Ready Campaign,’ the month of September serves as a time to make an action plan with your family in order to be prepared in case of an emergency (natural disaster or other type).
  • 2015’s theme is: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.
  • This overall theme is broken down by the week:
    • Week 1:  September 1-5th            Flood
    • Week 2:  September 6-12th          Wildfire
    • Week 3:  September 13-19th        Hurricane
    • Week 4:  September 20-26th        Power Outage
    • Week 5:  September 27-30th        Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day (Sept. 30th )

Ready Public Service Announcement Video

Are You Prepared?

FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency), a sponsor of this PSA campaign, offers some excellent educational materials for those interested in making a disaster plan on the Ready Campaign website and at FEMA.org. Even if you do not use these helpful documents, please take the time to communicate with your family about what to do during a disaster or unexpected event. Being prepared can make a huge difference to everyone involved. If you live in Georgia, check out the Ready Georgia site for more information, as well as the others listed previously.

ForLease Atlanta hopes that you take time this month to discuss National Preparedness Month and what this means to you and your family. If you live in an Atlanta condo or apartment, or are looking for one, be sure to find out from the property managers what their disaster procedures are for natural disasters, like tornados and other severe weather; also ask about fire/flood procedures. When you have the property’s plan for your building, then you can add to it with your personal planning. If your building does not have much of a plan, take the time to seriously make one of your own, so you will be prepared. Good luck!


At ForLease Atlanta we will help you find the perfect Atlanta neighborhood to fit your lifestyle and budget. Contact us today so our agents can be your Atlanta condo and apartment locator! Please call us at 404-228-0913.

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