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S.Res. 583 (112th): A resolution designating September 2012 as “National Preparedness Month”.

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 22, 2012 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).



2d Session

S. RES. 583


September 22 (legislative day, September 21), 2012

(for himself, Ms. Collins, and Ms. Landrieu) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Designating September 2012 as National Preparedness Month.

Whereas a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other emergency could strike any part of the United States at any time;

Whereas natural and manmade emergencies disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives each year, costing lives and causing serious injuries and billions of dollars in property damage;

Whereas Federal, State, and local officials, as well as private and nonprofit organizations, are working to mitigate against, prevent, and respond to all types of emergencies;

Whereas the people of the United States can help promote the overall emergency preparedness of the United States by being prepared for all types of emergencies;

Whereas National Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of public emergency preparedness and to encourage the people of the United States to take steps to be better prepared for emergencies at home, work, and school;

Whereas the people of the United States can prepare for emergencies by taking steps, such as assembling emergency supply kits, creating family emergency plans, staying informed about possible emergencies, and obtaining reasonable levels of insurance; and

Whereas additional information about public emergency preparedness may be obtained through the Ready Campaign of the Department of Homeland Security at or the American Red Cross at Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—


designates September 2012 as National Preparedness Month; and


encourages the Federal Government, States, localities, schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and other applicable entities, along with the people of the United States, to observe National Preparedness Month with appropriate events and activities to promote emergency preparedness.