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National Preparedness Month

Post Date:09/08/2021 6:04 PM

Week 1, Sept. 1-4: Make a Plan

  • Having a plan for your household can make all the difference when facing an emergency. This National Preparedness Month, think about alert systems, evacuation routes, meeting places, sheltering, and how members of your household will communicate with each other when making – or reviewing -- your family or business emergency plan. Remember to account for special considerations as well: Do you have family members that have a disability? do you have pets? Will your family likely be spread apart when disasters strike? You will know your family’s needs best. And make sure to practice so the first time you try your plan is not during an actual emergency”.

    Step 1: Discuss these four questions with your household:

    Step 2: Consider the specific needs of your household. Do you have

    Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan!

    Step 4: Practice! Practice! Practice!

    Make sure to test your plan before you have to use it during a real emergency.

Week 2, Sept. 5-11: Build a Kit

  • Create or update your emergency supplies with this list: www.ready.gov/kit
  • Make sure your emergency kit is ready to go in case you need evacuate. Include:
    • Enough food and water to last several days.
    • Medication, face masks and disinfectant for everyone in your household.
    • Pet supplies.
  • When building a kit, people with disabilities should consider the items they use daily, as well as life-sustaining items. www.ready.gov/disability
  • Have medication for at least three days in your emergency supplies.
  • Check the expiration date on your emergency supplies, and replace any old items. 
  • Get the kids involved in building their own emergency kit: www.ready.gov/kids/build-a-kit
  • Kids bored? We can help. Check out our online Ready Kids Build A Kit game: www.ready.gov/kids/games 
  • Include your child's favorite stuffed animals, board games, books or music in their emergency kit to comfort them in a disaster.

Week 3, Sept. 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

  • Download or order your free preparedness products to help your family plan and prepare for the next emergency. www.ready.gov/publications
  • Drills aren’t just for your toolbox. Practice emergency drills with your family regularly. 
  • Emergencies can happen anytime, and less than half of American families have a communication plan. Plan ahead: www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan 
  • Make preparing fun for kids! Go on a scavenger hunt around your house for items you already have to add to your disaster supply kit. Follow this list: www.ready.gov/kit and see how many items you can check off!
  • Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Visit: www.ready.gov/be-informed.

Week 4, Sept. 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness

  • Review your family emergency communications plan with kids at your next household meeting.
  • Kids, parents, & educators, visit the Ready Kids web pages in Spanish: www.ready.gov/es/ninos
  • Need tips for talking to your kids about natural disasters? Visit www.ready.gov/kids/parents
  • Many Americans aren’t familiar with their child’s school evacuation & reunification plans. Are you?
  • Kids can become Disaster Masters with this @Readygov preparedness game: www.ready.gov/kids/games 
  • Get involved in Teen CERT. Find opportunities by learning about Teen CERT online: www.ready.gov/kids/teen-cert
  • Your community needs YOU! Find opportunities to help your community here: www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness
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