Today is PrepareAthon Day, the national day of action. All month long as part of National Preparedness Month we've been providing you with tools and resources to help you and your family prepare for all sorts of emergencies. Here's a recap of what we've covered and what you can do.
National Preparedness Month
PrepareAthon, the national day of action, is almost here! Time to run through a last minute checklist of things you can do right now to get ready for September 30 the last day of National Preparedness Month!
All month long we've been helping you get ready for Preparathon on September 30 by making sure you have a complete emergency preparedness plan in place. Do your part to make sure everyone around you also has a plan and help get everyone you know to participate in National Preparedness Month.
Long-lasting power outages carry a significant number of inherent dangers. But there are things you can do to ensure the security of your home and the safety of your loved ones. Make sure your emergency preparedness keeps you and your family safe and secure during a blackout.
The power is back and so are the lights but that doesn’t mean you and your family are out of the woods yet. Make sure your emergency preparedness plan is complete and will ensure you and your family and home recover quickly and safely from a power outage.
Don't get caught in the dark. When the lights go out and power as gone, you need to have a plan already in place to help your family survive safely. Learn what to do when you lose power at home during severe weather or other emergencies.
Will you be prepared when the lights go out? Whether due to capacity issues on your power grid or as an unwelcome event from extreme weather, power outages are a very real possibility and one you must be prepared for. Learn what you can do right now to make sure your home and family are ready when the lights go out.
Sandy. Andrew. Katrina. What's in a name? Quite a bit actually. Learn about the long, storied history of how hurricanes and tropical storms get their names. Do you know when the Long Island Express hit New England? Or who military forecasters unofficially named storms in honor of? You will after you read our post on hurricane names.
When the storm is over, you may feel a sense of relief. But even though the hurricane is gone, there are still threats and dangers to your family's safety you need to be aware of. Don't make the mistake of thinking you're in the clear just because it's over. Find out what to do -- and what not to do after the storm.
Knowing what to do just before and during a hurricane is critical to the safety of your home, family and loved ones. Learn about the threats you and your family will face during a hurricane and what you need to do to make sure everyone survives safely. Don't wait until the storm is coming before you know what to do.