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Acting Secretary McAleenan Travels to Florida for USCG Drug Offload and Hurricane Season Preparedness Briefing

On April 6, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will travel to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida for a two-day trip. The Acting Secretary will view a U.S. Coast Guard cutter drug offload at Port Everglades, receive a briefing and tour of the National Hurricane Center (NHC), and visit with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel at Miami International Airport.

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National Preparedness Month - You Are the Help Until the Help Arrives

September 17-23 is the third week of National Preparedness Month. During this week, we ask that you take some time to practice and refine your family emergency plans. Often you are the help until help arrives. That's why practice makes perfect! Practice your plans by completing an exercise, workshop, or training.

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National Preparedness Month: Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

September 10-16, is the second week of National Preparedness Month. This week’s theme is having a Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community. Comprehensive preparedness requires the whole community to participate. When the whole community comes together we can often meet the needs of everyone.

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National Preparedness Month - Make an Emergency Plan

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), an opportunity to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The theme for this year’s observance is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

DHS Hosts Hurricane Briefing with President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Hurricane State Governors

Today, the Department of Homeland Security hosted a hurricane briefing for President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, cabinet officials, and hurricane state governors. The purpose of the briefing, held at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, DC, was to discuss the nation’s preparedness for hurricane season. Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, and other federal agency leaders all attended.

What EMTs Need to Know Video

In this video, emergency medical technicians share tips for what medical and personal information is most critical for people to have ready in the event of an emergency.

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