Take Action During National Preparedness MonthDisasters don’t wait. Make your plan today. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and a great time to plan for and practice safety with your family, co-workers, school, neighbors, and yourself! Consider taking the following steps each week during September to strengthen your knowledge of preparedness:
September 1-5: Make A Plan: Talk with your family and create an emergency plan;
September 6-12: Build A Kit: Identify and set aside emergency supplies to keep at home. Don’t forget to pack supplies in case you need to leave your home or evacuate;
September 13-19: Prepare for Disasters: Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area and take steps to prepare for them; and
September 20-26: Teach Youth About Preparedness: Share preparedness advice with your kids and their friends. These tips about staying safe can be fun and easy!
Visit www.ready.gov/september to learn more about NPM and find tools, tips, and resources to help you stay safe and participate. Are you a social media user? Follow FEMA on social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the hashtag #BeReady.To learn more about personal and community preparedness, please visit www.ready.gov.