National Preparedness Month and Florida Preparedness Month are observed each September to help people recognize and prepare for natural and man-made hazards. are you ready?
Earlier this month, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation declaring September Florida Prepared Month in conjunction with the FEMA’s “Preparedness” campaign.
“We are entering the height of hurricane season and now is the time for residents and visitors to prepare,” said Kevin Guthrie, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Disasters can happen at any time. All Florida residents should have a disaster plan in place and know if they live in an evacuation zone or a low-lying, flood-prone area.”
FDEM encourages disaster preparedness that includes:
Keep a stocked disaster kit with enough supplies for each person and pet for at least seven days.
Develop individual disaster preparedness plans for families, businesses and individuals with special needs.
Learn whether resident homes or businesses are located in evacuation or flood-prone areas to create evacuation plans and better understand the orders of local officials.
Review insurance policies and ensure that coverage is up to date.
Additional preparation resources are located at FloridaDisaster.org/PlanPrepare. More information about National Preparedness Month is available at www.ready.gov/september.