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National Preparedness Month

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

September is known as National Preparedness Month and ready.gov has a theme each year to education people on why it's important to always be prepared in a case of an emergency. This year's theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."

For the first week of September, ready.gov encourages everyone to save early for Disaster Costs. This means you should text your insurance coverage, learn more about flood insurance, plan financially for the possibility of a disaster, and make an emergency financial first aid kit.

The second week is centered on making a plan. this includes an emergency plan, sign up for alerts and warnings in your area, and learn your evacuation zone.

Week 3 is all about teaching youth preparedness. It's important to teach children what to do in an emergency is they are at home or away from their home. You should also update school records and emergency contact numbers.

Week 4 is about getting involved in your community's preparedness. This includes looking into organizations like the National voluntary Organization Active in Disaster. the National safety Council, the Community Emergency Response Teams, and educate yourself with State and Local information.

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