Preparedness Month 2018

Posted on September 5th, 2018

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

Information Contributed by Ready.Gov 

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, is a  reminder that we all must prepare now and throughout the year. This year NPM is focused on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How

Throughout the year, take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid. Check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornados. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

The devastating hurricanes and wildfires of 2017 reminded the nation of the importance of preparing for disasters. Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community.