America's PrepareAthon!

​Charlotte-Mecklenburg PrepareAthon!

Be Ready for Sudden Disasters with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management (CMEMO)'s PrepareAthon!

Timing is everything in emergency situations, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents and businesses must be ready to take appropriate action immediately.

Educating residents about what to do in an unanticipated crisis is the goal of Charlotte-Mecklenburg's PrepareAthon!, a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience. This campaign runs in April each year, and is supported by the National Weather Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, Charlotte Water, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), CMPD Animal Care and Control Unit, and many others.

2017 Prepareathon Outreach Event