September to observe ‘Preparedness’

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
September is Preparedness Month. (Courtesy graphic)

September is National Preparedness Month. (Courtesy graphic)

Department of Homeland Security
News Release

September is the first month of fall, when most of the kids head back to school. It is also a traditional month for the Department of Homeland Security to celebrate preparedness.

Due to the success of last year’s theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” will be returning this month with a continuing emphasis on preparedness for you, especially teens, older adults, people with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs.

DHS is excited about the opportunity to help you and your family learn more about emergencies and how to be prepared whenever or wherever they strike.

As is the tradition, each week of National Preparedness Month has a designated theme:

  • Week 1 (Aug. 28-Sept. 3): Promote National Preparedness Month.
  • Week 2 (Sept. 4-10): Preparing Family and Friends.
  • Week 3 (Sept. 11-17): Preparing Through Service.
  • Week 4 (Sept. 18-24): Individual Preparedness.
  • Week 5 (Sept. 25-30): Lead-up to National PrepareAthon! Day.

More Online

More information about each of these themes is available on to share with your friends and family.

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