September is National Preparedness Month, and this month JOEMC encourages and reminds members to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Here are few ways you can be prepared.

MAKE A PLAN
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster.

BUILD A KIT
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have if you have to evacuate quickly.

PREPARE FOR DISASTERS
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PREPAREDNESS
Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

These are just a few ways to ensure you are prepared when disasters strike. For more helpful information regarding Preparedness Month click here.