Brazos County Commissioners have declared the week of September 10-16 as National Preparedness Week.
The declaration coincides with the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001.
The Texas Cooperative Extension proposed the declaration because they say the organization recognizes a great deal has changed since 9/11, and residents are more aware of the devastation caused by unexpected disasters. The week is designated as a time to make sure citizens are prepared.
"National Preparedness Week is a week devoted to families and individuals to try and get them educated and aware of the things they can do," Alma Fonseca, a Brazos County Extension Agent, said. "It's also designed to make people aware of the steps they can take to be more prepared for an unexpected disaster," Fonseca said.
On Thursday, September 14 the Texas Cooperative Extension will host "Preparing for the Unexpected," a program to provide disaster preparedness tips.
The event is scheduled from 1-8 p.m. at the Brazos Center at 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan.
Programs offered include; preparing your family, preparing a disaster supply kit, preparing insurance coverage, preparing medications, and preparing a response plan.
The event is free to the public. For more information contact the Texas Cooperative Extension in Brazos County at 979-823-0129.