• Preparing for hurricanes and other emergencies

    Each September, we raise awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies that can happen at any time with little or no warning. September 25-30 is the last week of the annual National Preparedness Month.

  • National Preparedness Month: Now is the time

    National Preparedness Month occurs each September to raise awareness and strengthen resilience against the effects of disasters and emergencies.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

    Preparedness for disasters takes prior planning. Here is valuable information to help you know what to do before, during and after an emergency.

  • NOAA predicts above normal 2022 hurricane season – Are you prepared?

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) 2022 forecast makes it the seventh straight above-average hurricane season. Are you prepared?

  • It’s hurricane season… again! Are you ready?

    Whether the prediction is for a mild or active hurricane season, testing preparation plans and Being Prepared, Being Ready, is prudent.

  • Are you prepared for a flood?

    A flood can occur within minutes or hours of a heavy rainfall, and waters can rise as high as 30 feet or more. Are you prepared?

  • Earthquake preparedness: Drop, cover and hold on

    Earthquakes and aftershocks can happen anywhere without warning and at any time of the year. All 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia are at some risk. The info below can help you build out your earthquake preparedness kit and plans before the next one strikes. 

  • How to stay warm and safe during the winter

    During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before another winter storm hits.

  • Operation Protect Veterans offers tips to identify donation scams

    U.S. Postal Inspection Service and its Operation Protect Veterans campaign want Veterans to be mindful of potential donation scams.

  • Prepare to protect: Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love

    Every year, the United States observes National Preparedness Month in September to remind Americans to be ready for any disaster that could affect them and their homes, communities and businesses. This month, we must each do our part — we must all prepare to protect

  • Responding to disasters and preparing our kids for a brighter future

    Disasters can leave children and teens frightened, confused and insecure. They cannot adjust on their own when the people, places and routines they depend on for safety and wellbeing are affected by upheaval. Here's how to help them when disaster strikes.

  • Extreme heat: How to stay cool, hydrated and informed

    There’s hot summer weather, and then there are heat waves or extreme heat. Much like other natural disasters, extreme heat can be very dangerous.

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