National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Week 1 September 1-4: Make A Plan

Talk to your family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.

Week 2 September 5-11: Build A Kit

Create or update your emergency supplies with this list:

Make sure your emergency kit is ready to go in case you need evacuate. Include:

  • Enough food and water to last several days
  • Medication, face masks and disinfectant for everyone in your household
  • Pet supplies