Why spotlight the National Preparedness Month? Because you and your family are important and a disaster or an emergency can happen at any time. Having a plan can save your property, save a life and allow you to keep creating your #LastingLegacy.
What to do?
Create an emergency kit. It should have everything you need to survive for several days. Keeping your kit stocked with necessities like food, water, prescriptions and medical care can make a difference in the face of a disaster. Ready.gov/kit.
Make a family plan. Your plan should consider any special needs your family might have, that your kids know important phone numbers and that you all learn evacuation routes. Ready.gov/plan.
Talk to your family, especially your kids. Disasters can leave children and teens feeling confused and insecure. Learn more on coping with these feelings at Ready.gov/Helping-Children-Cope.