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of Glynn County, National Preparedness Month and all campaigns are a joint effort between his EMA team and local elected and appointed officials. “Sunny days prepare us for the rainy days,” said Wiggins. “One thing that makes us successful is we function as one team, speak to our citizens with one voice, and have one mission: to keep all of our citizens safe.” During National Preparedness Month, GEMA/HS will be working with county EMAs like Wiggins, as well as city and county leaders and other state partners to further the preparedness message across multiple channels. “Preparedness is the first step to mitigating a disaster,” said Howden. “Being prepared makes people, and their communities, more resilient.” ■ For more information on messaging for National Preparedness Month, visit To prepare your family for a disaster, visit the readiness resources at DISASTERS DON’T PLAN AHEAD. Video goes here. BUT YOU CAN. Courtesy of FEMA DISPATCH | 5