FEMA: Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities.

2017 National Preparedness Month focuses on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Ready.gov has a family communication plan outline, insurance information, and an important documents checklist to get you started.

FEMA has resources to help including a mobile app that allows you to receive National Weather Service alerts, safety reminders, emergency checklists, locate shelters, and share photos to help first responders.

The National Weather Service has created a presentation of helpful safety and preparedness tips for fall, and beyond.