September is National Preparedness Month! So….what does that mean? National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, and blizzards as well as lengthy power outages.
With children back in school and fresh beginnings on everyone’s mind, now is a perfect time to take stock in how prepared is your family and home. There are many ways to be prepared! One inexpensive way is to create a Communication Plan. Even if you are not directly impacted by a disaster, nearby events can create issues with cell phone usage and loved ones may not be able to reach you to see if you are safe and well. A communication plan should include relevant school contact information, medical contacts, and insurance information as well.
For more information on Family Communication Plans, please visit: http://www.ready.gov/emergency-planning-checklists