September is a time to Prepare Together with your own family
By Kiana Kabanje
Disaster Preparedness Outreach Program Manager
In addition to National Coffee Ice Cream Day happening in September, September is also National Preparedness Month! Preparedness is a team sport. By preparing together now, we will be better able to help each other in a disaster. It’s important to not wait until the next get-together to talk with the people in your life about being prepared for future disasters.
While we still may be physically separate, we can be prepared together. Take a few minutes this month and talk about your disaster plan with the people that you care about. Watch an example of a conversation here:
Join families from across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington for a Family Preparedness Night! The event is free and all are welcome to join. Find more information and register here.
- For more tips on being prepared before the next disaster, visit www.mil.wa.gov/preparedness.
- Preparedness is for the whole family! Discover games, activities, videos, and more for kids at www.mil.wa.gov/activities.
- Want to break preparedness down into bite-sized pieces? Download your free copy of the Prepare in a Year guide at www.mil.wa.gov/PIY.
- Next month is The Great Washington ShakeOut! Is your family registered as participating? Register at www.shakeout.org/washington