National Preparedness Month is recognized each September and provides an opportunity to learn how to prepare yourself and your family now and throughout the year. The theme for this year’s National Preparedness Month is ‘Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.’
During this month, you should learn lifesaving skills including CPR and first aid. You should also consider the costs that come with facing disasters and how to save for an emergency.
The 2018 weekly themes for National Preparedness Month are as follows:
- Week 1 (Sept 1-8): Make and Practice Your Plan (https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan)
- Week 2 (Sept 9-15): Learn Life Saving Skills (https://www.ready.gov/safety-skills)
- Week 3 (Sept 16-22): Check Your Insurance Coverage (Document and Insure Your Property)
- Week 4 (Sept 23-29): Save for an Emergency (https://www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness)
If you want to share how you are taking action during National Preparedness Month on social media, make sure to tag your posts with #PrepareNow, #FloodSmart, or #NatlPrep.