September is National Preparedness Month are you prepared? After the events of September 11th 2001, the Department of Homeland Security, specifically FEMA, knew they needed to educate the public on the importance of disaster preparation not only in their homes but also their communities. September then became National Preparedness Month, a month long campaign to encourage everyone to learn about safety measures in cases of emergency and helps educate about how to handle disasters when they come. All month long there are different topics to educate yourself on and things you should be doing. Day 1 generally is making sure your insurance policies are up to date and checking out what your coverage is. It's easy to forget about that when faced with an emergency, the number one thing on your mind at that point is your family and your safety. So think ahead, prepare yourself for an emergency or disaster.
In Nebraska you should plan ahead for tornadoes, fires, and flooding. Have an emergency escape plan, have important documents and pictures backed up digitally or on a portable hard drive, & have emergency funds stowed away.
For more information head to ready.gov/september now! You can also download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips.