September is National Preparedness Month! If disaster struck today would you be prepared? Preparation begins with you and your family. Do you have a plan?
National Preparedness Month is coming to a close. The best part of the month, however, is just around the corner. The last day of the month, September 30th, is America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action. This is your opportunity to take everything you have learned during National Preparedness Month and put it into practice.
Being prepared for disasters is a shared responsibility. It takes the whole community working together to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from the destructive forces of nature and other emergencies and disasters. America’s PrepareAthon! is a national community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. The campaign builds on the four foundational building blocks of preparedness:
- Be Informed
- Make a Plan
- Build a Kit
- Get Involved.
If you go through each of these points but do not follow through with, ‘practice, practice, practice,’ all your preparation is for not. America’s PrepareAthon! creates a national call to action asking individuals and organizations to take simple, specific actions to exercise and practice their preparedness plans.
America’s PrepareAthon! provides preparedness guides and resources to help workplaces, schools, houses of worship, community-based organizations, and the whole community practice specific preparedness activities necessary to stay safe before, during, and after an emergency or disaster.
When Americans prepare and practice for an emergency in advance of the event, it makes a real difference in their ability to take immediate...