Penn State, Centre Region authorities encourage emergency preparedness

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In collaboration with Centre Region Emergency Management, Penn State's Office of Emergency Management is encouraging members of the Penn State and State College communities to prepare and plan for emergencies, as part of National Emergency Preparedness Month.

Now in its ninth year, the event is a monthlong effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for PSUTXT (, Penn State's emergency messaging system, to stay informed in the event of an emergency. State College area residents are encouraged to follow Centre Region Ready on Facebook at and on Twitter at to receive preparedness tips.

Penn State Emergency Management encourages students living on campus to keep a flashlight, energy bars, a basic first aid kit, and bottled water, for use in case of emergency. Area residents and students living off campus should follow information and guidelines available on the Centre Region Emergency Management website, at For more information about what-to-do scenarios and how to prepare for emergencies, visit

Last Updated September 24, 2013