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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH: Prepare to protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.


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National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year.

Being prepared for an emergency includes three basic steps:

  1. Make a Plan - talk to your friends and 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.
  1. Assemble a Kit - gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
  1. Stay Informed - Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by signing up for alerts, safeguarding important documents, and taking other low-cost and no-cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies for you and your family.

If you have these three components in place you will be able to navigate an emergency situation much quicker with less stress. For more information on Emergency Preparedness visit