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SEPTEMBER is NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
National Emergency Preparedness Month

BE READY FOR DISASTERS

Week 1: Save Early for Disaster Costs

Week 2: Make A Plan

Week 3: Teach Youth to Prepare

  • Teaching your kids, tweens, and teens about disaster preparedness is important
  • Help your kids communicate during an emergency: Texting, Emergency Contact Numbers, Dialing 9-1-1
  • Speak Up! Ask your child’s teacher about the plans the school has for emergencies
  • Resources: ready.gov/youth-preparedness

Week 4: Get involved in Preparedness

  • Volunteer at your local Emergency Management Agency. Contact them for more info (Benton/Franklin)
  • Learn about hazards most likely to affect your community and their appropriate responses.
  • Find volunteer opportunities to help in times of disaster
  • Take classes in lifesaving skills, such as first aid, and CPR

 

Are You Prepared?
Being prepared for an emergency is the best way to protect yourself and your family against any kind of disasters  Here are a few simple steps you can take to prepare
:

1. Be Informed
2. Plan Ahead
3. Take Action

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