September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month Is Coming

National Preparedness MonthThis September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can."


We should all take action to prepare. We are all able to help our family, friends, and neighbors in our community by preparing ahead, training how to respond during an emergency, and knowing what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.


Each week has an individual focus:

- Week 1 is Make a Plan for Yourself, Family, and Friends.

- Week 2 is Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community.

- Week 3 is Practice and Build Out Your Plans.

- Week 4 is Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger.


Want to be a part of it all? Use the hashtags #NatlPrep and #PlanAhead on social media next month to show off what you do to recognize the month! Get ideas for how you could get involved at