The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” Raising awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies at any time is the goal of Ready.gov’s National Preparedness Month (NPM) each September. Businesses and citizens alike need to prepare for the likes of:
Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.
Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence.
Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.
One way to prepare is to sign up for emergency alerts. Wireless emergency alerts allow authorized federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial public alerting authorities, the National Weather Service, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the President of the United States to be broadcasted from cell towers to any WEA-enabled mobile device in a locally targeted area.
Another way to prepare is to download or order free preparedness materials from FEMA.gov’s online ordering platform. Use the information sheets to learn more about tips and best practices in preparing for, keeping safe during and how to respond to hazards and disasters. Businesses and citizens alike will also want to prepare for any disaster by safeguarding documents, office equipment, and other valuables.
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