So far, Congress has introduced a resolution for National Preparedness Month in time for people to prepare only once. All the other times, Congress was unready. As of today, September 7, no congressional resolution for 2014 recognizing September as National Preparedness Month has yet been introduced at all.
Last year, a resolution declaring September 2012 to be “National Preparedness Month” for fighting the War on Terror wasn’t introduced until halfway through September. It didn’t pass the Senate until September 22. In 2010, a resolution declaring National Preparedness Month wasn’t introduced until September 15.
If September 2008 is the 5th annual National Preparedness Month, doesn’t that mean that the four previous National Preparedness months didn’t actually get America prepared? Perhaps it ought to be renamed National Not Quite Ready Yet Month.