National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.
Making a plan is the first step to being prepared for a disaster. 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.
Here are some steps you can take to make sure your household is ready:
1. Start your emergency plan. How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
2. Consider specific needs of your household.
3. Fill out an emergency plan.
4. Practice your emergency plan.
For more information on how to create an emergency plan, visit: https://www.ready.gov/plan