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National Preparedness Month 2021: Make a Plan

Sep 03, 2021 | Beth Hess

Before a disaster happens is the time to talk to your friends and family about how you will respond. During this first week of National Preparedness Month is a great time to make a plan.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Discuss with your household or family how you will communicate if there is an emergency.
  • Decide and practice your emergency plan with members of your household.
  • Houses, mobile homes, apartments, and high-rise buildings have different evacuation considerations. Make a plan for each.
  • Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not afraid.

Ready to help spread the word about Preparedness Month and making a plan in your community?

You can find social media graphics for National Preparedness Month on this page in various languages and sizes. Graphics are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean and Vietnamese.

Graphics representing people with disabilities and the Latino, LGBTQ and Native American communities are also available. Share the graphics that best represent your community and help us spread the word about preparedness to all Americans.


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