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!

9/22 Tip Of The Day - Recovering financially

A disaster can cause significant financial loss. Your apartment or home may be severely damaged or destroyed, causing you to be forced to live in temporary housing. Income may also be cut off or significantly reduced, and important financial records could be destroyed. Assess your current financial situation, ask questions and plan how you would recover from a disaster.

Please refer to Disasters and Financial Planning: A Guide for Preparedness available at the Red Cross Financial Planning Page. Department of Homeland Security