One the heels of yesterday’s post about hurricane preparedness, I wanted to also share the following timely information and resources.
Every year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) together with the Department of Homeland Security declared September National Preparedness Month. This years theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
From the Ready.gov website, National Preparedness Month is defined as follows:
“We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.”
Each week has a plan and this weeks plan is “Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends.”
Here is a brief, 60 second, video on the topic:
Use the following links to download the latest versions of these helpful planning guides:
Be sure to check back next week for next weeks National Preparedness Month theme.