National Preparedness Month 2019

National Preparedness Month 2019

National Preparedness Month 2019!

September is National Preparedness Month.

Join FEMA and the Texas Division of Emergency Management as we highlight key preparedness topics every week during the month of September 2019.

Week 1: September 1-7 Save Early For Disaster Costs
Week 2: September 8-14 Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
Week 3: September 15-21 Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
Week 4: September 22-30 Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness


Week 1: Save Early for Disaster Costs – Americans at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. Starting a savings account specifically for emergency situations may help cover costs during the initial stages of disaster recovery and until insurance claims are paid or financial assistance can be requested.

Keep some cash on hand in case of emergencies
Practice evacauting in the car with animals so everyone has practices

Week 2: Make a Plan – Disasters can strike at any time, often without notice. Trying to identify an evacuation route or locate a family member during a disaster can be difficult and time consuming. Be ready before a disaster strikes by developing an emergency plan.

 Web Resources

More information about emergency plans.

Week 3: Youth Preparedness – Disasters can be frightening events, especially for young children. Including your children in the emergency planning process may help alleviate some of that fear by reducing uncertainty.

Web Resources

More information about youth preparedness.

Include Kids in the Disaster Planning Process.
Take classes in life saving skills, such as CPR/AED and First aid

Week 4: Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness – There are many ways to get involved especially before a disaster occurs. Community leaders agree the formula for ensuring a safer Texas consists of trained volunteers and informed individuals taking action to increase the support of emergency response agencies during disasters.

Web Resources

 More information about community preparedness.

Texas Threats and Hazards

Learn about common threats and hazards which can affect your community and the steps you can take to better prepare for them. Threats and hazards in Texas include:

Additional Resources

Interested in training opportunities in Texas? Visit the Texas Emergency Management Preparedness Website to view training schedules, training catalog and to sign up for online or resident courses (account registration required).

Visit National Preparedness Month, for more information.

Texas threats and hazards.