National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness MonthFEMA

Don't Wait. Communicate.

If emergencies were announced ahead of time and occurred only when convenient, they wouldn't really be emergencies, would they? Some simple planning with your family members can make a difficult time much less scary and stressful.

Winter is just around the corner. A winter day in the Finger Lakes can start sunny and bright and end with snow, ice, downed power lines, and treacherous roads. September is an opportune time for families to sit down and discuss what to do when the unexpected happens.

Learn about making a communication plan for your family: https://www.ready.gov/plan
Fill out a plan right now: https://www.ready.gov/plan-form 

Updated 12/12/2023

National Preparedness Month 2023


Take Control in 1, 2, 3

The Ready Campaign’s 2023 National Preparedness Month theme is “Take Control in 1, 2, 3”. This year we will focus on preparing older adults for disasters, specifically older adults from communities that are disproportionally impacted by the all-hazard events, which continue to threaten the nation.

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(Updated 9/12/2023)