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September is National Preparedness Month

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This month is National Preparedness Month, a month aimed at sharing the importance of preparing for any sort of disaster. This year, the overarching theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” And after Hurricane Harvey, this observance is timed to be a great reminder that you may never know the extent of natural disaster.

Each week this month has a sub-theme so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed thinking about all that you should do to prep yourself and your family to withstand a disaster.

Sept. 1 – 9: Make a plan for yourself, family and friends

  • Make an emergency plan
  • Sign up for alerts and warnings
  • Check your insurance coverage

Sept. 10 – 16: Plan to help you neighbor and community

  • Take FEMA’s Until Help Arrives training
  • Check on your neighbors–will they be ready in case of a disaster?

Sept. 17 – 23: Practice and build out your plans

Sept. 24 – 30: Get involved

  • Get other organizations you’re a part of involved in preparing for an emergency
  • Join Weather Ready Nation

For more tips on emergency preparedness or more information about National Preparedness Month, please visit Ready.gov.

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