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Mayor Harry Rediger presented a proclamation during the Sept. 6 City Council meeting in Cape Girardeau, recognizing September as “National Preparedness Month.” On hand to accept the proclamation were several members of the City’s Emergency Planning Team.
The theme of the month, “Don’t Wait, Communicate, Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” creates an important opportunity for all residents to prepare their homes, businesses and communities for any type of emergency, including natural disasters. Plan how to stay safe an communicate during disasters that can affect our community. The proclamation notes that emergency preparedness is the responsibility of every citizen, and citizens are encouraged to make preparedness a priority and work together to be ready for disasters and emergencies of any type.
Pictured from left to right are City Engineer Casey Brunke, Public Works Director Steve Cook, Parks and Recreation Director Julia Thompson, Director of Citizen Services/City Clerk Gayle Conrad, CERT Coordinator Jim Watkins, Mayor Harry Rediger, Assistant Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Hasheider, and Battalion Chief Fred Vincel.