September 17-23 is the third week of National Preparedness Month. During this week, we ask that you take some time to practice and refine your family emergency plans. Often you are the help until help arrives. That's why practice makes perfect! Practice your plans by completing an exercise, workshop, or training.
- Check your insurance coverage. Most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover damage or losses from flooding. If you are not insured for flood damages, talk with your insurance agent. Information on flood insurance is also available at FloodSmart.gov. Remember, it takes 30 days for a new flood insurance policy to take effect, so act now to protect your family in the future.
The better we prepare our families, the better they are able to respond to the disaster and you can remain mission focused when our nation needs us the most.
Visit ready.gov/September for more tips and information. Remember, each step we take to become better prepared will make a real difference in how our families and communities will respond and persevere when faced with the unexpected. A prepared people is a prepared nation.