National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month provides everyone the opportunity to remember that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.

Disasters Happen. Prepare now by putting together a plan to discuss these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.

  1. How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
  2. What is my shelter plan?
  3. What is my evacuation route?
  4. What is my family/household communication plan?

Resources for the Family

FEMA has provided a wealth of resources to help you and your family prepare now.  Simply click on the link and download the flyers:

Family Communication Plan

Communication Plan for Kids

Family Emergency Wallet Cards

Protecting Your Pets

Know Your Alerts & Warnings

Safeguard Critical Documents

Insure Your Property

Help for Kids

Children are especially vulnerable when disaster strikes.  Help them prepare by going over the important information below:

What to do during a Flood

What to do during a Hurricane

What to do during a Tornado

What to do when Lightning Strikes

Below are two games that will test your child’s know-how in a wide range of emergencies and teach them how to build the perfect emergency kit.

Disaster Master Game

Get ready for some serious adventure! Step into the heart of the action as you help the Heroes face everything from home fires to earthquakes. What should they do? Make the right choice and earn points to get to the next level. Make the wrong choice and watch out! Winners get their own graphic novel!

Play the Disaster Master Game»

Build a Kit Game

You’re on a mission! Go through different locations with Gayle and her friends to find what you need for an emergency kit. Will you pick the correct items? Have fun and build a checklist along the way. Hurry! Your family is counting on you.

Play the Build a Kit Game»

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now!


Learn more


Learn more


Learn more