September is National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to get prepared.
Make A Plan
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus.
Build A Kit
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs of each person or pet you may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
Prepare for Disasters
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and call your friends at Apollo Insurance Services at 800.426.1088, option 2 to check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of wildfires, earthquakes and other common hazards and act fast if you receive an alert or evacuation notice.
Teach your kids about Preparedness
Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you’re separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
For additional resources, visit www.ready.gov