With the recent tropical storms and hurricanes in the news lately it may come as no surprise to you that September is National Preparedness Month. As a Professional Organizer I want to help inform you about what National Preparedness Month is, what being prepared means, and what steps you can take to make sure your family is prepared. This will be the first blog in a four part series on National Preparedness Month.
National Preparedness Month was created to promote emergency preparedness each September by Ready. Ready was launched in 2003 as a national public service advertisement (PSA) with a mission to educate and inform Americans to be prepared for natural and manmade disasters. In the following years The Department of Homeland Security expanded the Ready program to include business, kids, pets, and more.
The Ready web-site also includes information specifically for military families, older Americans, people with disabilities and more.
You can learn more about National Preparedness Month on the Ready web-site or check back here over the next few days for tips on how your family can be prepared. Tomorrow I will share tips on creating your home emergency kit.
Here’s to being prepared,
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