It’s National Preparedness Month

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Every September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declare National Preparedness Month.  As we find ourselves watching the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence in the Carolina’s and the aftermath of the frightening natural gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts last week, the timing couldn’t be more poignant.

This years themes focus on making and practicing your disaster plan, learning life saving skills, being sure you have proper insurance and saving for an emergency.  There are a ton of useful resources on the main web site for National Preparedness Month 2018.  I encourage you to check them out.

As you review the multitude of resources available on the site, be sure to scroll down and click through the Web Resources listed under week.  I’ve also included these links below.

Week 1:  September 1-8Make and Practice Your Plan

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Week 2:  September 9-15-Learn Life Saving Skills

Web Resources

Week 3:  Sept 16-22-Check Your Coverage

Web Resources

  • Insurance is the first line of defense; check your insurance coverage and review the Document and Insure Property guide.
  • Flood Insurance allows communities and families to recover more quickly and more fully. Visit Floodsmart.gov to learn more about flood insurance and how to protect your home or business.

Week 4: Sept 23-30-Save For an Emergency

Web Resources