There are only 3 days left of September, as National Emergency Preparedness Month comes to a close. We hope that everyone has taken this month to start prepping for emergencies and disasters like the many we've posted about on our blog.
FEMA has urged the public to "Pledge to Prepare" and get ready for the uncertain future before disaster strikes. After the rough summer we had, it's only fair to predict a difficult Winter, and preparing is the best way to ensure you will survive whatever lies ahead.
If you haven't already, take these steps to prepare now:
1. Make an Emergency Plan: Discuss what you will do in an emergency with your family. Make up an evacuation plan, or a plan to stay inside and wait out the storm. Explore all possibilities, so that when times get tough you won't need to panic because you'll know what to do.
2. Put Together an Emergency Kit: This should consist of long term food, water, and survival supplies that can help in a crisis when resources and electricity are not available. Click here to view tips on emergency kits.
3. Stay Informed: Know your threats and what emergencies are prone to your area. Stay informed so you know what today's concerns are and prepare accordingly. Surprises can be devastating, minimize them as much as possible by staying in touch.
4. Be Involved: Every community should participate in emergency preparedness. Whether it's through disaster relief volunteering or donating, local planning, or starting your own preparedness project. Even just preparing with your neighbors and spreading the word about the importance of staying ahead of the storm.
Keeping preparedness and survival on your mind at all times is a good idea. It is a safeguard for your future and the future of your community. If you haven't already, start prepping! We've got some great survival packs, emergency food, and water that can help ease your worries about tomorrow, and better ensure your safety in a crisis. Check out additional tips on Disaster Preparedness here.