September is National Preparedness month, a time to make sure that you have everything you need should an event impact your community; a time to go over the checklist of what to do, where to go, when to meet, emergency contacts, etc…It’s also an opportunity to create a kit and learn about what to do if this is something that you've put off.
During September I'm going to make an effort to focus content on preparedness, highlight resources, articles, and information to help grow your awareness of the potential threats in your area, as well as how to cope should an event strike.
But before sharing resources related to preparedness, I think it's important to share how success is being defined at a National level:
"A secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk." (National Preparedness Goal, Pg. 1)
For more on the overarching plan and details surrounding each aspect of preparedness: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery, see the full report below:
Let's get Ready...to get ready.