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IBWA has joined the "Be a Force of Nature" campaign to encourage those in areas at risk for hurricanes to be prepared
Recognizing the importance of having access to safe, clean drinking water, especially in times of disasters and emergencies, the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in promoting 2012 National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which calls upon Americans in areas of the country vulnerable to hurricanes and severe weather to “Be a Force of Nature.”
National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs May 27 to June 2, and history teaches that awareness and preparation can reduce the impact of a disaster. Families, individuals and businesses that know their vulnerability and what actions to take in advance can lessen the effects of a hurricane.
According to a press release, IBWA understands that consumers must have access to safe, clean drinking water during emergency situations, and the association is proud to join and promote 2012 National Hurricane Preparedness Week to help spread the word and make its member companies' communities better prepared.
IBWA recommends several steps to be prepared for a hurricane or emergency: