National Preparedness Month

  • Did you know that the month of September is National Preparedness Month? You might be thinking… “What does that even mean?!”
  • National Preparedness Month is a time for families and communities to start disaster planning. The theme for 2020 is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.
  • And officials report that as our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.
  • Step 1: Make a plan! Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster.
  • Step 2: Build a Kit. Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home.  Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.
  • Step 3: Prepare for Disasters that could occur in your area. Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family.  Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.
  • Step 4: Talk to your kids/teach your kids. Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
  • Want to learn more about how you can get prepared in September? Check out more resources by clicking here!