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Disaster Preparedness Resources
Are you prepared?
Do you know what to do in an emergency? Does your whole family understand what to do in an emergency?
If not, then it is time to look at disaster preparedness resources. Create a plan for you and your family members, so everyone is better prepared and knows what to do if disaster strikes.
Good preparation can reduce or prevent some disasters. Emergency plans are created in an effort to avoid or diminish disasters. Appropriate planning and prevention can decrease the devastating impact of a disaster on populations and individuals. Understanding how to use the resources available to you and your family could possibly save lives, time, and property. By having a plan in place, you can be better prepared to respond to different types of emergencies, such as natural disasters, medical emergencies, or security threats.
For example, if you live in an area prone to hurricanes or flooding, having a plan in place to secure your home and protect important documents and valuables can help to prevent or minimize damage. In addition, at work or in school, having an emergency plan in place can help to ensure that everyone in the building knows what to do in the event of an emergency.
Finally, having a plan can help to reduce stress and anxiety during an emergency. By knowing what to do and having a plan in place, you can feel more confident and in control during a stressful and potentially dangerous situation.
Check out these resources and think about how you would like to apply them to your disaster preparedness knowledge.
It's never too late to understand, then get a plan!
National Preparedness Month - September
What is National Preparedness Month?
National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an annual observance in the United States that takes place in September. The month is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting action to prepare for emergencies, disasters, and other types of crises.
The goal is to encourage individuals, families, businesses, and communities to take steps to prepare for emergencies and disasters.
During NPM, a wide range of events and activities take place across the country to promote emergency preparedness. These may include:
Public service announcements and social media campaigns to raise awareness about emergency preparedness and encourage people to take action.
Emergency preparedness fairs and events where people can learn more about emergency preparedness and get tips on how to prepare.
Emergency preparedness drills and exercises to help people practice what to do in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Workshops and training sessions on emergency preparedness topics such as first aid, CPR, and disaster response.
Emergency preparedness supply drives to collect and distribute emergency supplies such as food, water, and shelter materials.
NPM is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which provides resources and information to help people prepare for emergencies and disasters. Through NPM, FEMA and its partners aim to build a more resilient and prepared nation by encouraging people to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies and disasters.