National Preparedness Month is recognized each September
to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year.
2022 Theme: A Lasting Legacy
The life you've built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.
Week 1: Make A Plan
- Make A Plan: Knowing how to prepare for disasters includes how you will communicate with family and friends during disasters, reviewing insurance papers, and much more.
Week 2: Build A Kit
- Build A Kit: You’ll need items to survive during a disaster that includes supplies you may need at home as well as a go kit of items you may need if you must evacuate quickly to a safer location.
Week 3: Prepare for Disasters
- Prepare for Disasters: Find out the best way to limit the impacts a disaster may have, like having the right insurance coverage or what you can do to your home to make it stronger and more resilient.
Week 4: Teach Youth About Preparedness
- Teach Youth About Preparedness: Take the time now and talk with your children to reassure them. Teach them lessons on preparedness. Make family preparedness a fun annual event.