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!

9/8 Tip Of The Day - Work together

A community working together during an emergency makes sense.

  • Talk to your neighbors about how you can work together during an emergency.
  • Find out if anyone has specialized equipment such as a power generator or has expertise, such as medical knowledge, that might help in a crisis situation.
  • Decide who will check on your older neighbors, as well as neighbors with disabilities and other special needs.
  • Develop back-up plans for children in case you can't get home during an emergency. Department of Homeland Security