September is National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month happens every September to remind us to prepare ourselves, our families and our communities for the disasters and emergencies that could happen where we live, work and visit.
Each week will highlight important steps to prepare for emergencies. The weekly themes are:
Week 1 (Sept. 1-7): Save Early for Disaster Costs
Week 2 (Sept. 8-14): Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
Week 3 (Sept. 15-21): Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
Week 4 (Sept. 22-30): Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness
Visit Ready.gov for information and resources, including the social media toolkit, graphics and tips on promoting National Preparedness Month.
FEMA Hosts Webinar: “Emergencies and Disasters: Are you Financially Prepared?”
On Sept. 4, FEMA will host a 30-minute webinar, “Emergencies and Disasters: Are You Financially Prepared?” to provide financial tools and resources for individuals, families, communities and community organizations.
During National Preparedness Month, join representatives from FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration and the Ready Campaign along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Money Management International and Project Porchlight, to learn strategies for being financially prepared for emergencies.
How to Join the Webinar:
• Join the conversation by registering on FEMA Adobe Connect.
• Make sure to test your Adobe Connect before the meeting.