NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2020 theme is Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today. Click here for more information.
Week 1 September 1-5: Make A Plan
• Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the
Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus - https://www.ready.gov/plan
• Be sure you are informed and situationally aware! If you are not already signed up to get emergency and disaster alerts…SIGN UP NOW
o San Diego County emergency alerts and notifications - https://www.readysandiego.org/alertsandiego/
o Riverside County emergency alerts and notifications - https://rivcoready.org/AlertRivCo
o Imperial County emergency alerts and notifications - http://www.icphd.org/be-prepared/reverse-911/
• Financial Preparedness Tips (Your Emergency Fund for life's unexpected events) - https://www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness
Week 2 September 6-12: Build A Kit
• Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
Week 3 September 13-19: Prepare for Disasters
• Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.
Week 4 September 20-26: Teach Youth About Preparedness
• Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.