September is National Preparedness Month
"Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today."
Your family may not be together when a disaster occurs so it is important to make an emergency communication plan for what your household will do before, during and after an emergency. Today we have more ways to stay connected with our families and friends than ever before. We are staying in touch with cell phones, internet, social media and email. But disasters can change things quickly.
Public Health Preparedness and Response encourages you and your household to sit down together during National Preparedness Month this September and create an emergency communication plan.
It's important to make a plan so you are able to stay in touch with your family, neighbors and close friends. Talk about how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact each other; how you will get back together and what you will do in different situations. Here are other recommendations:
You will be better prepared to safely reunite with your family during an emergency if you plan ahead and communicate with others before an emergency.
Throughout the month of September, Preparedness and Response will be posting National Preparedness tips on Facebook at www.facebook.com/edcpreparedness.