America's PrepareAthon!

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Take the Pledge

America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring. In the spirit of America’s PrepareAthon!, the City of McKinney is encouraging residents to take the Preparedness Pledge, to Do-One-Thing to better prepare themselves for all hazards. Residents who take the Preparedness Pledge will have their names entered to win a NOAA Weather Radio. Up to a dozen radios will be distributed.

Pick Up Your KnowWhat2Do Bag

The city's Office of Emergency Management is providing KnowWhat2Do bags at city libraries during the month of September. The bags will include items such as ice scrapers, rain gauges, KnowWhat2Do DVDs, magnet books with preparedness info. The number of bags is limited, so stop by and pick yours up today.  

America’s PrepareAthon! Goals

The goal of this campaign is to increase the number of individuals who do the following:
  • Understand the hazards that affect their community
  • Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage
  • Take action to increase their preparedness
  • Participate in community resilience planning

Contact us for more information about Preparedness