September is National Preparedness Month. It’s observed each September to help raise awareness about the importance of preparing for unexpected disasters and emergencies.
This year the theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”
FEMA along with the National Weather Service is asking us to take time this month to prepare ourselves, our families and those in our care for the unforeseen natural disasters that are occurring all around us.
Each week in September, their campaign will focus on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals, families and communities.
Week 1 September 1-4: Make A Plan
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to consider the CDC’s recommendations due to the coronavirus.
Week 2 September 5-11: Build A Kit
First responders may not always be able to reach families quickly in an emergency. The national weather service suggests we prepare emergency kits in the event we find ourselves and our families without power, water or food for at least 3 days. In addition to food and water, make sure to easily locate medications, first aid kits, and any other medically necessary items. Also, remember to pack emergency rations for your pets!
Week 3 September 12-18: Prepare for Disasters
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.
Week 4 September 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness
Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated.
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The best thing you can do this month is prepare! Because you don’t know what natural (or man-made) disaster or emergency will strike next.