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Plan Ahead for Disasters

Talk with your family.

Start Planning Today
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Ready Kids

Check out our new kids content and help prepare your whole family for disasters.
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September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote emergency planning now and throughout the year.
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Prepared Not Scared

Prepare with your family in advance and when the time comes they’ll likely feel prepared, not scared.
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Save Early for Disasters

From savings to insurance, find out what you need to do to get prepared financially before a disaster.
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Hurricanes

Prepare for hurricanes now. Know where to go if asked to evacuate quickly and how you and your family will get there.
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Storm Surge

Flooding is the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States.
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Flooding

If you approach a flooded road or walkway, follow this rule: turn around, don't drown!
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Teach Youth to Prepare

Teach kids emergency tips so they know what to do when they are home or away from parents.
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Make a Plan

Be Prepared. Make an emergency plan today and practice it.