September is National Preparedness Month, a month that raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could occur at any time. The 2022 theme is “A Lasting Legacy”.
Disasters and Emergencies
Make a Plan
Don’t wait to make a plan. Start today. When a disaster occurs, your family may not be together, so it is crucial that you have a plan in place for the types of disasters that may take place in your area.
Discuss These Key Questions
Consider Specific Household Needs
For a plan to be effective, it is essential that you tailor your plan to the specific needs and responsibilities of those within your household.
Create a Family Emergency Plan
Ready.gov has an easily fillable form here that you can use to create a family communication plan.
Practice your plan with your family/household and review it on a regular basis.
Preparedness Planning for Your Business
Just like households, businesses face a variety of hazards and have to prepare for disasters that can occur. Hazards and risks can range from natural disasters and health hazards to human-caused hazards and technology-related hazards. For more information and resources, visit ready.gov/business.