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September 1 Begins National Preparedness Month

Release Date: September 1, 2016

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. Due to the success of last year’s theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” will be returning for this September with a continuing emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults, and people with disabilities as well as others with access and functional needs. Thank you for taking time to help make America more prepared for emergencies.

Don't Wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.
Don't Wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today. (DHS Photo by /Released)


Last Updated: 08/04/2021
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