Tips for your safety during National Preparedness Month
September is designated as National Preparedness Month: set aside to help people think ahead and take action to be ready in case of an emergency.
The theme this year is “A Lasting Legacy.”
The goal is to help people realize the life they built and the family they’ve grown is worth protecting.
Wade Mathews, with the Utah Division of Emergency Management, says don’t be overwhelmed, just start with a little bit at a time.
Choose just one thing you can do this week – whether it’s reviewing your family disaster plan or looking at your supply kits.
Another option is to practice protective actions like: drop, cover, and hold for an earthquake or turn around don’t drown, for a flood.
“Make a plan, get a kit, be informed and get involved,” Mathews said. “Get involved, take a first aid class, share again with your neighbors what you’re doing and help them to get prepared.”
There are plenty of things you can do all month long.
Our friends at KSL News Radio will be covering this topic extensively and bringing on guests with emergency preparedness tips.
For more tips and info on special events happening this month, visit https://beready.utah.gov/uncategorized/september-is-national-preparedness-month/.
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