It's time to PREPARE, because we never know when the next disaster is coming.
Luckily, September is National Preparedness Month. So what better way to celebrate than to make a Family Emergency Plan? Did you know: according to FEMA, 50% of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster? This means 50% of Americans will not fare well should they be blindsided in an emergency.
If you want some guidance on how to begin creating a Family Emergency Plan, check out Ready.gov for great resources. It also helps to know what you are up against. The Prepare page on Ready.gov has information about the hazards you may face from natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornados, wildfires and winter storms as well as tips about how to prepare.
How will YOU get prepared this month?