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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and federal emergency management officials urge all Americans to take the opportunity to update their disaster plans and prepare their families, homes, and businesses. When disaster strikes, it is important to have supplies and necessities to last the first 72 hours before help arrives.

Did You Know?

• Only 57% of people report that they have readiness items set aside in their homes for use in disaster.

• Just 34% of people have readiness supplies in their car.

• Less than half of households have an Emergency Plan

and yet …

• 42% of individuals report that they would need help during a disaster.

Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility.

 

Are you Ready?

To learn more about how you, your family, your business, and your community can prepare for emergencies and get involved, please visit Ready.gov or call 1-800-BE-READY


Preparedness Articles

This September: A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.

September is National Preparedness Month: A Time for Service and Community Involvement

This September: Remember, Prepare, Plan with your Family

It Doesn’t Cost a lot to be Prepared

Emergencies Affect all of Us, Including our Pets

Plan to Stay in Business

Emergency Preparedness Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Preparedness Tools For You and Your Family

Take the Emergency Preparedness Quiz

Emergency Preparedness Quiz for Kids

Emergency Supply List Checklist

Create a Family Emergency Plan

Helpful Brochures You Can Download and Print

Last updated Wednesday January 11, 2012 03:07 PM

 

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