National Preparedness Month
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages Americans throughout the month of September to be ready for all types of emergency’s; natural disasters, man-made incidents and potential terrorist attacks.
Know the potential risks where you live and work;
Research the areas where you live and work to know if they are prone to natural disasters (e.g. tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, etc.)
Stay Informed of Severe Weather;
Listen to NOAA Weather Radio
Watch weather report on TV
Be Aware of National, State and Local Emergencies;
Change your cell phone settings to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts.
Listen for Emergency Weather, AMBER or Presidential Alerts on TV, cable and the radio.
PLAN TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY:
Prepare and plan for all types of emergencies;
Develop a plan that covers evacuating, sheltering, communicating and reuniting with family members during an emergency.
Visit www.ready.gov/make-a-plan for guidance in designing a comprehensive plan.
BUILD A KIT:
Assemble and store a collection of basic items your family will need ion an emergency;
Food, water, medications, clothing, bedding, first aid kit, personal hygiene items, eating and drinking utensils, items for infants and/or pets, etc.
Visit www.ready.gov/build-a-kit for a list of recommended supplies.
Find opportunities in your community to support preparedness initiatives;
Join your local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to
train in emergency response. To find your local CERT program, visit: www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams.
Volunteer with Citizens Corps to support local first responders. To find your local Citizen Corps Council, visit www.ready.gov/citizen-corps.
Preparedness is the answer;
STAY CALM and follow your emergency plans.
“BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – MAKE A KIT”
“Don’t Be Scared… Be Prepared”
Remember: Being prepared starts at home: