September is Emergency Preparedness Month

September is Emergency Prepared Month.

Week 1 – Make a Plan.

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities.

Week 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. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

Week 3 – 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 – Teach Youth About Preparedness

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.