September 10, 2018
Every year September is recognized as National Preparedness Month and provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves, our families, and our workplaces now and throughout the year. This National Preparedness Month focuses on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and wildfires. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.
The devastating wildfires of 2017 and 2018 reminded California of the importance of preparing for disasters. Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community.
Making a Plan
Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can. Make an emergency plan today & practice it: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.
Learn Life Saving Skills
Commit to learning and sharing life-saving emergency skills with the #UntilHelpArrives training https://community.fema.gov/until-help-arrives.
Save For an Emergency
How will you pay your bills if a disaster strikes? Learn how to protect your money, where to get help, and what questions to ask: www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness.