September is National Preparedness Month
September 2013 marked the tenth annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the US Department of Homeland Security. One goal of Homeland Security is to educate the public about how to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, mass casualties, biological and chemical threats, radiation emergencies, and terrorist attacks.
Being prepared is the best way to protect yourself and your family against disasters, including public health emergencies like pandemic flu. Because nobody knows when the next disaster will happen, it’s important to get prepared now.
There are three simple steps you can take throughout the year to prepare.
1. Put together an emergency supply kit.
2. Make a family emergency plan and share it with your family.
3. Watch local news and stay informed - go to AlertSCC and register today to receive local emergency alert notifications and information.
Click below for additional Emergency Preparedness information on how to prepare! Learn more at www.ready.gov
For more information, click on the Program Resources links for different types of public health emergencies and additional resources.