National Preparedness Month: Make a Plan to Help Your Neighbors and Community


This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.

The theme of Week 2, September 10-16, is "Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community."
Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive.
Take Until Help Arrives training.
Check on your neighbors.
Talk with your Power Company about utility safety.
On National Prepareathon Day, Friday, September, 15, hold an event.