September is Emergency Preparedness Month!
Tina Arthur of of Hager Companies reminds us of Emergency Preparedness Month. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” Throughout this month she is sending out information to assist you in preparing for disasters. There is a lot of information that may seem overwhelming, but it is very important and will assist you in protecting yourself, your family, and your property. It also includes several forms to help you in the planning process. This information is meant to be thought provoking to better prepare you and your family. Read it, think about it, then do it!
Not if, but when: Every U.S. state and territory is at risk of disasters.
Disasters disrupt thousands of lives every year, leaving behind lasting effects on people and property. After a disaster, many others in our communities need help as well. Because of this, local first responders and other assistance may not be able to reach you right away. You and your family can take simple steps now to prepare for emergencies. By doing so, you take back control – even in the uncertainty of disaster.
How to Prepare for Disasters
To prepare yourself and your family for a disaster, you should:
- Know Your Risks;
- Make a Plan; and
- Take Action.
Check out this video on being prepared: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGddWyoWkygTina has been sharing additional information on preparing for disasters and will be during the whole month. If you would like to receive her daily message, send a request to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know if you are in her section and she can keep you informed of other important information in the future. For all others, this will be a temporary program.
If you are not receiving regular monthly communications from the ASSP Alabama Chapter here are a few suggestions which may help.