National Preparedness Month

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. Due to the success of last year’s theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” will be returning for this September with a continuing emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.  Thank you for taking time help make America more prepared for emergencies.

Want To Keep You and Your Family Safe?

  1. Make a family (parents and kids) emergency communication plan: here
  2. Check out the family emergency communication plan wallet card: here

Want To Keep Your Community Prepared?

  1. Check out the Planning Activity for Practicing an Evacuation: here
  2. Check out the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Strategies: here

Make Sure You Are Prepared:

  1. Understand actions you can take to be prepared for an emergency
  2. Be aware of specific needs you may have if an emergency strikes like: medication, power needs, eye glasses, devices you may count on, pet needs, etc.
  3. Download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips.

Lead Up To National Day of Action:


For more information, and other ways to stay prepared, please visit:

National Preparedness Month


You may use third-party resources to assist in your preparation. However, be aware that third-party resources are strictly informational and may not have safe and approved information and may not be located on a secure site. This link to Coupon Chief has some good information, but may change from the time of this posting and is not fully recommended by Belmont County Health Department.