June 4, 2023

September is National Preparedness Month

September marks the 11th annual National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” to support coordination with America’s PrepareAthon!, a new national campaign from FEMA for action to increase individual and community preparedness and resilience.

National Preparedness Month’s mission is to help individuals, families and communities stay informed, make a plan and get involved locally. People can visit www.ReadyVirginia.gov and www. Ready.gov to find emergency preparedness resources such as a family emergency plan and a guide on building emergency kits. National Preparedness Month ends Sept. 30 with National PrepareAthon! Day, a national call to action for individuals and organizations to join with others in the country to take important steps to prepare for local hazards.