(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Even as our nation continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, it is important for families and individuals to plan for other disasters. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and this year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” NPM is recognized each year to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year.
Each week of the month focuses on a different step in the disaster preparedness process (Make a Plan; Build a Kit; Prepare for Disasters; Teach Youth About Preparedness). More information regarding the campaign, including video public service announcements, social media accounts, and graphics, can be found by visiting ready.gov.
“As we look around the country, we see dire reminders that the pandemic does not inhibit other natural disasters from occurring,” said Freeholder Jon Young, liaison to the Office of Emergency Management. “Hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters remain real threats for our region in the coming weeks and months. The best way to protect yourself and your family is following the steps outlined as part of this campaign, and to plan ahead. Make a plan, build an emergency kit, and prepare for disasters.”
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
For more resources, including guides to prepare your family for a disaster, visit camdencounty.com.