September is National Preparedness Month and Texas Preparedness Month as proclaimed by Governor Abbott.
Join us as we highlight a different type of disaster each week leading up to National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30.
|Week 1:||September 4-10th||Preparing Family & Friends|
|Week 2:||September 11-17th||Preparing Through Service|
|Week 3:||September 18-24th||Individual Preparedness|
|Week 4:||September 25-30th||Lead up to National PrepareAthon Day|
No matter what the disaster, always stay prepared by keeping an emergency supplies kit handy.
Preparing and maintaining an emergency supply kit is a simple and effective way to sustain
you and your family following a disaster. Officials and relief workers cannot immediately
reach everyone in the aftermath of a disaster. It may take hours or even days for help to
arrive. An emergency supplies kit contains the tools your family needs to survive during
that period. Depending on the nature of the disaster, evacuation may be required. Keeping
a portable emergency supply kit will assist in a speedy evacuation, ensuring you have
everything you need until you return home. Emergency supplies kits are great for at home,
at work, or in your vehicle.
More information about emergency supplies kits.
Like emergency supplies kits, creating an emergency plan will help you prepare for any type of disaster.
Building an emergency plan tailored to your individual or family needs will ensure everyone knows what
to do if a crisis occurs, saving time and lives. When building your emergency plan make sure to
consider the following: risks, unique needs, and location.
More information about emergency plans.
Learn more about common threats and hazards which can affect your community and ways you can take action to prepare and participate. Some common threats and hazards in Texas are:
Interested in training in Texas? Visit the Texas Emergency Management Preparedness Website to view the training schedule, catalog and sign up for courses.
Vist National Preparedness Month, for more information.