The Board of Commissioners has proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. The initiative urges Weld County residents to develop a plan to prepare their homes, businesses, and communities for any kind of emergency.

“It’s important that we continue to stay prepared for what emergency may be next,” Commissioner Chair Steve Moreno said. “We’ve faced things from tornadoes, to flooding, to blizzards, and everyone has a responsibility when preparing for an emergency. This month, we ask our residents to take the time to learn what they can do to prepare for emergency situations. Doing so can greatly reduce the negative impact of a disaster.”