Preparedness

National Preparedness Month 2021: Week Two

This week’s step for National Preparedness Month is to Build a Kit!

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

If you need ideas for what to put in your kit, you can get checklists and information on Ready.gov, as well as information about how to properly store and rotate your supplies. Be sure to check out the tabs with additional information such as preparing for seniors or how to prepare kits for pets and livestock. These are special populations that we may need very specific supplies for, just as we need to account for items for pregnant/post-partum individuals and babies. Assess what is needed for YOUR situation and prepare accordingly. Many items may already be around the house – they’ll just need to be gathered to a location that is accessible for use in the home or easy removal if you need to evacuate the area.

Don’t forget, there may be helpful articles in my portfolio links, as well as useful articles by other folks at those websites. Be sure to check them out via the portfolio tab above!