National Preparedness Month 2015
- Assess your environment. This includes weather- and geography-related risks. Think about how you and your family might be impacted and what you would need in these situations. Check out my example of a MN winter-ready emergency car kit.
- Consider the unlikely (and unpleasant). Remember Y2K? It didn't cause the global panic that was feared, but if it had, would you have been prepared?
- Think of your people. When push comes to shove and things get a little dark and scary, we want to be prepared because of those special people in our lives.
- Make a plan for how to stay safe and communicate during emergencies or disasters. Who do the kids call? Do you have a family meeting place? Who are you responsible for during these times? Who is responsible for you? How will you communicate if cell service is lost? Do you have the necessary medications on hand?
- Check out the National PrepareAthon! Day and associated resources. This day of "action" culminates on September 30th.
- Practice your plan, especially if you have kids in your circle of people.