National Preparedness Month, held annually in
September, is a time to focus our attention on the importance of preparing our
families, homes, workplace, and communities for natural and man-made disasters that
threaten our lives and property.
This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait.
Make Your Plan Today.”
2020 has taught many of us, both personally and
professionally, the value of preparedness as we continue to respond to the COVID-19
pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes.
This year, take action now: Make a plan with
your family, your workplace, your community, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe and
communicate during the disasters that can affect you.
Your family may not be together when a disaster
strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe
place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and
what you will do in different situations.
While we are ever-hopeful to avoid emergency situations, the best solution is to always be prepared to minimize danger and maximize our ability to successfully respond.
This message is brought to you by the IUP Emergency