September is National Preparedness Month - Photo of an Emergency Preparedness Kit in a Blue Container

National Preparedness Month Tips of the Day

There are a few simple steps you and your family can take to become better prepared for an emergency: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed and Get Involved. This September, during National Preparedness Month, please follow these "Tips of the Day" from the American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help you and your family get started today!

9/11 Tip Of The Day - Food for thought

Preparing for emergencies can be inexpensive if you think ahead and buy small quantities at a time. Supplies should sustain each member of your family for at least three days following an emergency.

Make a list of foods that:

  • Have a long shelf-life and will not spoil (non-perishable)
  • You and your family enjoy
  • Do not require cooking
  • Can be easily stored
  • Have low-salt content as salty foods can make you thirstier Department of Homeland Security