Throughout September, CDC and more than 3000 organizations—national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organizations—will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action. Week 1: Family - Disaster preparedness starts with personal preparedness for you and your family.
Final 4 Days: Online - We will highlight the importance of sharing preparedness resources with your online social media community (social networks, apps, texting). Throughout National Preparedness Month we will be working with multiple organizations across the country to promote our multiple communities of preparedness. National Preparedness Month in September serves as another good reminder that readiness for natural disasters is critically important every day.
For Preparedness Month 2015, the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response plans to focus on communities of preparedness.
The PrepareAthon is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and national level exercises conducted each fall and spring.
To see a full list of our partners and their National Preparedness Month activities visit our partnership resources. Free Webinar – Significant Changes in ICC 500-2014 and FEMA P-361On May 12, 2015, ICC is offering Significant Changes in ICC 500-2014 and FEMA P-361, a free webinar for code officials, jurisdictions and property owners  that highlights the changes to the latest edition of the standard and examines how they will affect storm shelter design, construction and installation.


Prepare Your FamilyMaking sure your family is prepared for any natural disaster is important.
Visit CDC’s National Preparedness Month webpage for links to all of our National Preparedness Month content. Prepare and maintain an emergency preparedness kit with enough supplies on hand to be self-sufficient for at least three days, and preferably up to one week. The focus will be community resilience and preparedness on a neighborhood and community level. Below are some of the steps you can take to prepare your family and protect your home from natural disasters.
Children, older adults, and individuals with medical conditions and physical disabilities all have unique needs during and after disasters. We will talk about incorporating unique needs into emergency preparedness to ensure that the needs of the entire family are included in preparedness plans. PG&E is sharing preparedness information with customers, especially for natural disasters that are more common to Northern and Central California, such as earthquakes, wildfires and winter storms. Create a checklist of important things to do before, during and after a disaster.Review your evacuation route and emergency shelter locations with your family.


Options for evacuation would include staying with friends and relatives, seeking commercial lodging, or staying in a mass care facility operated by disaster relief groups in conjunction with local authorities.Taking shelter is critical in times of disaster. Sheltering in place is appropriate when conditions require that you seek protection in your home, place of employment, or other location where you are when disaster strikes.Review your plan regularly. If you make changes that affect the information in your disaster plan, update it immediately.Visit America’s PrepareAthon! Help prepare your family and community with the Severe Weather Preparedness Toolkit.Protect Your HomeThe power of these natural disasters can be overwhelming. While you can't necessarily stop natural disasters from happening, there are steps you can take to increase your home's chance of survival, even in the face of the worst Mother Nature can dish out.Build to CodeAlthough you have little control over the occurrence of hazards in your community, mitigation efforts such as building code adoption and enforcement is one of the strongest strategies jurisdictions can take to protect a community against the effects of natural hazards. Mitigation increases occupant health and safety during a disaster, protects the local tax base, ensures continuity of essential services, and supports more rapid recovery from disasters.The development and widespread adoption of building codes is beneficial in that it has created a uniform regulatory environment in which design professionals and contractors are held to a set of standards adopted by and applicable to the jurisdiction in which they work.



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