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National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year's theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."

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.

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.

Hashtags

#BeReady
#PreparedNotScared

Week One: Save Early For Disaster Costs

Week Two: Make A Plan

Week Three: Youth Preparedness

Week Four: Get Involved in Your Community's Preparedness


Visit ready.gov/september for more information and resources for NPM!