National Preparedness Month Is Here

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Image courtesy of Ready.gov
Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today. These are Ready.gov’s tips for this year’s National Preparedness Month (NPM), which kicked off September 1.

The campaign is encouraging the American public to have a plan for staying safe and communicating during disasters such as floods and wildfires. Each week this month is dedicated to a specific hazard, with the last week culminating in America’s PrepareAthon!, a grassroots campaign encouraging communities to increase preparedness and resilience.

The full schedule is as follows:

  • Week 1 (September 1-5): Flood
  • Week 2 (September 6-12): Wildfire
  • Week 3 (September 13-19): Hurricane
  • Week 4 (September 20-26): Power Outage
  • Week 5 (September 27-30): Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day (September 30)

Will you participate in NPM? To get started, check out our planning checklists on the Resources page of our website.

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