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!

9/28 Tip Of The Day - Older Americans and individuals with disabilities or special needs

If there is an older individual or someone with a disability or special needs in your home, be sure to account for their needs. These may include medication, eye glasses, oxygen and wheelchairs. Be sure to keep extra batteries for items such as hearing aids. Keep a copy of any medical documents you may need in your supply kit. Make sure your plan accommodates special needs in events such as evacuations and shelter-in-place. Department of Homeland Security