Safety
3:47 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Gov. Tomblin, DHHR Urge Threat Preparedness

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is asking all West Virginians to prepare for a possible national disaster by participating in Prepareathon Day on Wednesday. 

Credit Federal Emergency Management Agency
National disasters have affected the state over the last few years, like a derecho and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which left most of the state without power for lengthy periods of time.  Governor Tomblin wants West Virginians to think about those and other potential events and talk to one another what they can do to be better prepared if a similar situation would happen.

In West Virginia, the Center for Threat Preparedness at the Department of Health and Human Resources is participating by hosting an educational event tomorrow to promote wildfire safety and help prevent fire-related injuries.  The center will help educate DHHR staff on how to prevent wildfires, brush fires and encourage fire safety on April 30 in Charleston.