If you’re like most of us, you are experiencing a bit of awe that August escaped so quickly, and we find autumn just around the corner. September; that time of year when the summer fun winds down, schools start up again, and life seems to get “back to normal.”
For some parts of the country, “normal” seems to be flooding and the threat of late summer hurricanes. Other regions experience wildfires, volcanos, or tornados, or the ever present danger of living on a fault line, never quite knowing when the “big one” will come. Rather than living with stress and fear, it is better to be prepared. Thus, since its inception in 2004, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month in the United States and sponsored by FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Association.
Where does one start? No matter where you are on your path to preparedness, the FEMA website offers a slew of resources to help you, your family, and your community gets, and stay, prepared. The site includes helpful information, including:
- Hazards that may affect your community, including active shooters, earthquake, flood, hurricane, tornado, wildfire, and winter storms.
- A list of ten ways to participate in America’s PrepareAthon on September 30, 2016.
- Resources to help you prepare and promote preparedness activities.
- News and stories about how America prepares!
We too want you to succeed on your road to preparedness. How can we help?
- Visit our blog and join the discussion. Discover articles and ideas to help you and your family prepare. From family emergency plans to DIY ideas and preparedness resource lists, you’ll find plenty of “food for thought,” and action.
- Start small if you need to. Check out our one-month and three-month food supplies.
- Check our website often, and visit the “Special Buys” section to see what deals you can take advantage of.
Most importantly, just do something. Take inventory of your situation and take that next step, no matter how small. Peace of mind is invaluable. You owe that to yourself and your family.