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Are You Prepared? National Preparedness Month 2015

Every September, Ready.gov encourages people to get prepared for any number of emergencies. This September, the slogan for National Preparedness Month is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”  There are four kinds of disasters Ready.gov encourages communities to be prepared for this month:

  • Floods
  • Wildfire
  • Hurricane
  • Power Outages

In order to be better prepared for these  disasters, National Preparedness Month encourages you to be informed, make a plan and build a disaster supply kit. They also supply a number of ways to get involved in community preparedness.

Here are some tips from Guardian for participating in National Preparedness Month as a family this year.

  1. Spend time as a family learning about the disasters for which you are at greatest risk. Don’t assume that children will learn all this in school.
  2. Make a written plan and practice it together. Children can practice leading the family in the plan so it sticks in their memories.
  3. Create the disaster supply kit together giving kids the time to explore everything that’s going into it. Older children can even be made responsible for aspects of maintaining the kits and making sure they’re well stocked.
  4. Visit Ready.gov/kids for more resources and games that help make the whole family excited to get prepared!
2018-02-20T18:40:31+00:00 Home & Family|

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  1. […] Stand Ready to Respond: This theme focuses on general readiness. It’s hard to be ready for any possible situation, but there are some things that you can do to be a little bit ahead when it comes to possible emergencies. The easiest way is to get some training to help you think through the best options to deal with emergencies. Start with First Aid and CPR training. There are likely opportunities in your workplace or community to get this training. Make sure you renew it every couple of years so you are up-to-date on your knowledge. You can then identify and start to address emergencies while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive. In your home, you can take steps to be prepared for a medical emergency at home. Being prepared for a natural disaster is also important, and is a topic we cover during September (National Preparedness Month). […]

  2. […] The whole month leads up to the National Day of Action on September 30. Set aside some time on that day to participate in one of these activities. Your community might be having an event, or you could plan one with the people you care about. Preparedness is a general term and a huge undertaking, but the resources this month can really help you out! There is still a focus on last year’s theme “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” […]

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