National Preparedness Month 2016

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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

Emergency Supplies Kits

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.

Emergency Planning

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.

Texas Threats and Hazards

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:

Additional Resources

Interested in training in Texas? Visit the Texas Emergency Management Preparedness Website to view the training schedule, catalog and sign up for courses.

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