National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.

Get Ready During National Preparedness Month!

Week 1:  September 1-5 - Make A Plan

  • Make A Plan: Knowing how to prepare for disasters includes how you will communicate with family and friends during disasters, reviewing insurance papers, and much more. 

Week 2:  September 6-12 – Build A Kit

  • Build A Kit: You’ll need items to survive during a disaster that includes supplies you may need at home as well as a go kit of items you may need if you must evacuate quickly to a safer location.

Week 3:  Sept 13-19 – Prepare For Disasters

  • Prepare for Disasters: Find out the best way to limit the impacts a disaster may have, like having the right insurance coverage or what you can do to your home to make it stronger and more resilient.

Week 4: Sept 20-26 – Teach Youth About Preparedness

  • Teach Youth About Preparedness: Take the time now and talk with your children to reassure them. Teach them lessons on preparedness. Make family preparedness a fun annual event.

Watch Upcoming Preparedness Webinars

Join our preparedness community for a free online webinar ( on September 3 from 11:30 a.m. or join on September 17th at 11:30 a.m. (

Prepare Webinar September 3

Prepare Webinar September 17