National Preparedness Month Is Here

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Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today. These are’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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