National Preparedness Month: Disasters Don’t WaitReturn to Blog
Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.
From pandemics to wildfires and extreme weather, it’s important to be prepared. National Emergency Preparedness Month is the perfect time to make sure your family has a plan and the resources it needs no matter what comes up.
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Take some time this month to make your plan, build a kit, and be prepared for a disaster.
Make a Plan
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Talk with family members about your emergency plan and make sure you are able to stay in touch when disaster strikes. Tailor your plan to your family’s needs, and be sure to consider disabilities, older adults, children, pets and medical needs. It is also important to consider creating a budget that includes an emergency savings fund.
Build A Kit
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Ensure your kit is stocked with essential items, and don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have. These kits should also include supplies to protect you during the COVID-19 pandemic, including masks and hand sanitizer.
Prepare for Disasters
Limit the impact that disasters have on you and your family – know the risk of disasters in our area and check your insurance coverage. Sign up for emergency alerts so you can receive immediate life-saving information from your state and local municipality.
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our region continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to make sure you will be ready when disaster hits.