NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
Week 3 | Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

September 13, 2021
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH<br>Week 3 | Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time, so preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start preparing by signing up for alerts, safe-guarding important documents, and taking other low-cost and no-cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies on you and your family.

Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family needed to evacuate. Make sure your family has a plan and practices it often.

For a list of potential disasters and emergencies and what you can do to prepare for different situations — including what to do before, during, and after a disaster — visit Ready.gov: https://www.ready.gov/be-informed

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."

Credit to: Ready