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. 


The Pledge

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 at McKinney Libraries

Visit the McKinney Public Libraries during September for a KnowWhat2Do bag. The bags contain items such as ice scrapers, rain gauges and preparedness information. Supply is limited, so one per household please.


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