FEMA Update: September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

NPMNational Preparedness Month happens every September to remind us to prepare ourselves, our families and our communities for the disasters and emergencies that could happen where we live, work and visit.

Each week will highlight important steps to prepare for emergencies. The weekly themes are:

Week 1 (Sept. 1-7): Save Early for Disaster Costs

Week 2 (Sept. 8-14): Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters

Week 3 (Sept. 15-21): Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters

Week 4 (Sept. 22-30): Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness

Visit Ready.gov for information and resources, including the social media toolkit, graphics and tips on promoting National Preparedness Month.

FEMA Hosts Webinar: “Emergencies and Disasters: Are you Financially Prepared?”

Financial WebinarOn Sept. 4, FEMA will host a 30-minute webinar, “Emergencies and Disasters: Are You Financially Prepared?” to provide financial tools and resources for individuals, families, communities and community organizations.

During National Preparedness Month, join representatives from FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration and the Ready Campaign along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Money Management International and Project Porchlight, to learn strategies for being financially prepared for emergencies.

How to Join the Webinar: