LINCOLN – Throughout the month of September you are invited to participate in National Preparedness Month with four sections being put on display each week.
According to a release from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) annual preparedness outreach event is being sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign.
NEMA has committed to participate in NPM to increase preparedness in the community by promoting preparedness information at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island and by sharing preparedness information on its Facebook and Twitter social media accounts at Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
The theme this year is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love” and asks citizens to take action now. Take time to build a kit, make a plan while also checking your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as floods, earthquakes and tornadoes. Educate and involve youth in preparedness.
Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency.
Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas. As the nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved than this September.
Make a plan from Wednesday, September 1 – Saturday, September 4; build a kit during the second week (September 5 – 11); prepare for disasters during week three (September 12 – 18) and teach youth about preparedness in the final full week of the month (September 19 – 24).
Take action during September. If you have not yet created your preparedness kit, NEMA has this list of items your family can gather to make sure you are ready for the next disaster: https://nema.nebraska.gov/files/doc/preparedness-kit.pdf.
For more information about the Ready Campaign and National Preparedness Month, visit ready.gov/September.