National Preparedness Month in our town

Pictured above from the left: Councilmember Laurie Guillen, Councilmember Brenda Olmos, Mayor Tom Hansen, Conrad, Councilmember Peggy Lemons, and Vice Mayor Daryl Hofmeyer. Courtesy photo

September is National Preparedness Month and the Paramount City Council issued a proclamation at its Tuesday, Sept. 3 meeting.

The observance is designed to educate the public on the importance of disaster preparation and promote family and community emergency planning.

This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters.” Government agencies like FEMA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Red Cross, have information about planning on their websites.

The City encourages everyone to check out these resources and work on being prepared. Paul Conrad, a boardmember of the Greater Long Beach, Rio Hondo, and South Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross, was at the meeting to accept the proclamation.