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September is National Preparedness Month

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WASHINGTON – Recent floods in the Midwest and hurricanes/tropical storms in Texas and Florida have cost homeowners, renters and businesses millions of dollars in damages. These events serve as reminders to the public to have a disaster preparedness plan in place.

National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is designed to improve the public’s awareness of the necessity of having an emergency plan in place to respond to a natural or man-made disaster.

Preparedness tips for businesses, homeowners and renters are available on the SBA’s Web site at

To learn more about the SBA’s disaster assistance program, visit the Web site at

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