Frisco, Texas (PRWEB) September 27, 2013
September is National Preparedness Month. Launched in 2004, National Preparedness Month (NPM) is FEMA’s annual national preparedness outreach initiative, managed and sponsored by its Ready Campaign.
The Ready Campaign, in conjunction with the Ad Council, aims to educate and empower Americans during NPM and throughout the year to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The NPM toolkit includes suggestions for activities and events that state, local, tribal and territorial governments, business, non-governmental organizations, and community organizations could sponsor to promote NPM.
The nationwide initiative was launched as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It has since grown into a program that covers everything from natural to man-made disasters, storms and any other threat including nuclear accidents. The goal is to be prepared ahead of time to stave off potential problems.
Emergencies can strike anytime with or without warning. In some cases, the dangers can be seen days before, like a coming storm. Other incidents like a nuclear accident or terrorist act can’t be seen on any radar screen. This makes being informed and prepared even more critical before, during and after any type of crisis.
The Red Cross and FEMA stress that preparation starts with four important steps:
1. Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community and identify local sources of information that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.
2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency.
3. Build an emergency supply kit.
4. Get involved.
The creation of a home or business asset inventory is an important step in disaster preparedness. After completing an inventory of valuables or collectibles, consider adding a rider to the insurance policy so that these special items are insured.
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