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September is National Preparedness Month

In recent years, devastating earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and wildfires have highlighted the need for Americans to prepare for natural disaster. However, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), half of Americans have not discussed or developed a family emergency plan. The Ad Council has partnered with FEMA on the Ready Campaign since 2003, with the goal of educating Americans about the best ways to prepare.  Don't wait, communicate with your family about an emergency plan today. Visit www.Ready.gov/communicate for tools and resources to make and practice a family emergency communication plan.


What you should know about Youth Preparedness

  • Ensure children are included in preparedness conversations

  • Learn the building blocks of preparedness − Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.

  • Know the emergency plan for your child’s school and child care facility

  • Practice evacuation plans and other emergency procedures with children on a regular basis

  • Learn different ways to help children cope during and after an emergency

  • Make sure children have emergency contacts memorized or written down in a secure place

  • Teach kids when and how to call important phone numbers like 911


Don't Wait - Communicate!

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