National Preparedness Month starts in the United States

Published: Wednesday, 02 September 2020 08:23

September 1 was the beginning of National Preparedness Month (NPM), which seeks to encourage communities and business across the US to prepare for all types of emergencies and disasters. This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is ‘Disasters Don’t Wait Make Your Plan Today’ and weekly themes will focus on individuals, businesses, communities, and others:

“Preparedness starts with everyone, and National Preparedness Month is a great opportunity to talk about the risks your community faces and how you can prepare for them before a disaster occurs,” said MaryAnn Tierney, regional administrator, FEMA Region 3. “Save early, make a plan, involve youth, and get involved to help make your communities more resilient. This month, take these steps to help make your family and community stronger before the next disaster strikes.”

More at www.ready.gov/september