September – National Preparedness Month

Disasters don’t plan ahead. YOU CAN.

September is National Preparedness Month.  An outline of important themes and action items have been prepared by FEMA to help individuals and families prepare for disasters that may occur in their area. Please review the various themes and find one that you feel you need to work on. If you haven’t created your basic family plan, that is a good place to start. Follow the link below to go to to find the information for National Preparedness Month or review the outline below and click through to find specific information.


Week 1:  September 1-9

Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

Week 2:  September 10-16

Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Week 3:  September 17-23

Practice and Build Out Your Plans

  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
  • Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency
  • Participate in an emergency drill
  • Know how to access community resources (e.g., shelters, food banks)

Week 4: September 24-30
Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger