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September, National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is part of the Ready campaign. It is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

Ready ask individuals to do four key things:

  1. Stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses
  2. Make a family emergency plan and
  3. Build an emergency supply kit
  4. Get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies

Visit for more tips on planning ahead.