Week 2 | Build a Kit

September 7, 2021

Following any disaster, you and members of your household may need to survive on your own for a few days. Build a disaster supply kit by gathering items that will last for several days after a disaster and be sure to include supplies for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs that each person or pet may have, especially if you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the CDC.

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Each year, National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized in September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The theme for this year’s National Preparedness Month is "Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love."

Launched in February 2003, FEMA’s “Ready” Campaign is a National public service initiative designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

Credit to: Ready