National Preparedness Month: Family Emergency Plan

National Preparedness Month

When making a Family Emergency Plan, include a contact outside your area.
It may be easier to call long distance after a local emergency


Here’s your daily tip for National Preparedness Month:

Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance to address how you will contact one another, how you will get back together, and what you will do in different situations. 

The website provides a template that makes it easy for anyone to develop a plan. Once finished, it is easily saved as a PDF and printed in order to be shared with trusted family and friends.

More information: Family Preparedness Planner


HelpFor questions and information, contact the Office of Emergency Management:

National Preparedness Month 2011

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. NPM is held each September and its goal is to:

  • Increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies
  • Encourage individuals to take action

September 2011 is the eighth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps:

The Campaign’s Web sites ( and and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information

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