HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - National Preparedness Month is in full swing. Last week, we brought you information on how the IEOC on post responds to emergencies. This week, we took a look at how AMCOM gets their workforce ready.
In terms of severe weather, September is a quiet month, which was why Colonel Jay Macklin, the AMCOM Chief of Staff, said, "It's best to always think about preparedness when everything is calm, not when there's a major event."
Severe weather isn't something new to the Tennessee Valley; you only have to look back two years to the April 27th storms. Col. Macklin remarked, "I mean, natural disasters are a part of our world."
The time to prepare for disasters like that is now, which is why AMCOM G3 Operations held a preparedness day for Team Redstone employees. Col. Macklin said, "It's extremely important for our workforce, who come across the Tennessee Valley, to understand all of the assets that can be brought to bear in the event of a natural disaster."
HEMSI, Salvation Army, SARTEC and Huntsville Madison County EMA were just a few of the nearly dozen organizations gathered at the event, giving out information.
You can find out more on how to prepare for a natural disaster by clicking here.