Participate in National PrepareAthon! Day
on September 30.
Preparedness takes action. Learn more about
hazards which can affect your community and ways you can take action to prepare
Flooding is the most common natural
disaster in the U.S. and can happen anywhere.
Tornadoes are one of nature’s most
violent storms, and can cause death, injury, and destruction within seconds.
Hurricanes have the power to cause
widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas.
Winter storms can occur anywhere
and bring freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds, or a combination of all these
conditions. They can cause power outages that last for days or weeks, making it
hard to keep warm and travel very dangerous.
Earthquakes can occur suddenly and
be deadly. Most earthquake-related causalities result from collapsing walls,
flying glass, and falling objects.
Recent national tragedies
remind us that the risk is real; an active shooter incident can happen in any
place at any time. The best way to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe
is to prepare ahead of time.
Encourage others to do a preparedness activity,
share images of you and your community doing the preparedness activity, and share
stories of how being prepared made a difference. You can share them by
registering at Ready.gov.