When is National Preparedness Month?
September is National Preparedness Month, which means it’s time to prepare for any type of disaster at home, in the office, or in the community. Sponsored by Ready.gov, this year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”
According to the AICPA, 60% of Americans believe that they may be impacted by a natural disaster within the next 3 to 5 years. With almost every corner of the country being susceptible to a disastrous event, such as earthquakes or hurricanes, it’s better to be prepared than to be caught in a dangerous situation.
National Preparedness Month has dedicated each week of September to its own theme. Below, we’ve explained the themes and the actions you should take to stay safe.
2021 Preparedness Month Weekly Themes:
Week 1: Sept. 1-4 – Make A Plan
Where will you go if there’s a tornado? How will you communicate your status to your loved ones? When hit with an emergency situation, it can be challenging to think of an effective plan when your mind is filled with so many other thoughts. Save yourself time and stress by thinking ahead!
Week 2: Sept. 5-11 – Build A Kit
Emergency kits can be the difference between life and death. Whether you’re stranded on the road or caught in a hurricane, you need to make sure that you have supplies that can support you and your family through the event. If putting together your own kits, make sure that you have enough supplies for each member of your household, including any pets.
LifeSecure has saved over 1,000,000 lives with our emergency kits. Our kits will protect you from a plethora of different disasters. If you would like to make your kit building experience stress-free, let LifeSecure keep you safe with your own emergency kit.
Week 3: Sept. 12-18 – Prepare for Disasters
If you live in an area that is especially susceptible to earthquakes, tornadoes, or other disasters, make sure you know the necessary safety procedures. While natural disasters themselves are not preventable, you can prevent personal disasters by staying alert. Contact your insurance company to make sure that you are covered for emergencies, and keep your eyes on weather reports or alerts.
Week 4: Sept. 19-25 – Teach Youth About Preparedness
Natural disasters can be scary for adults, but they can be even more scary for children who don’t fully understand what’s going on. Teach your children about the disasters most common to your area, and let them know that your family will be safe because you are prepared. Children will be much more cooperative with your emergency preparedness plan if they are aware of what the emergency is, how to act, and that their family will be safe.
Be prepared. Most disasters are inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for when they strike. At LifeSecure, we take emergency preparedness very seriously. We offer a variety of safety kits for whatever event may come your way. With our kits, you can rest easy knowing that you and your loved ones are prepared to weather any storm. Take advantage of National Preparedness Month and get your kit today!