September is the first month of fall, when most of the kids head back to school, and our traditional month when we celebrate preparedness. Due to the success of last year’s theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” will be returning this September with a continuing emphasis on preparedness for youth – especially teens, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. We are excited about the opportunity to help you and your family learn more about emergencies and how to be prepared whenever or wherever they strike.
As is the tradition, each week of National Preparedness Month has a designated theme:
Week 1 (August 28-September 3): Promote National Preparedness Month
Week 2 (September 4-10): Preparing Family and Friends
Week 3 (September 11-17): Preparing Through Service
Week 4 (September 18-24): Individual Preparedness
Week 5 (September 25-30): Lead-up to National PrepareAthon! Day
More information about each of these themes is available on Ready.gov/september, where you can also find social media content, 2016 NPM logo, graphics, and more to share with your friends and family.