September is Preparedness Month

September 8, 2015
September is Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Your  local Emergency Management Agency will promote and support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage all community members to take part and prepare. 

You can join the effort by following four steps: 

  • Build a Kit
  • Make a Plan
  • Stay Informed
  • Get Involved

Build a Kit - An emergency kit includes the basics for survival. You should have enough supplies to maintain your family’s comfort for at least three days or throughout an extended power outage. Ask your local Emergency Management Agency for a list of recommended items.

Make an Emergency Plan - Make plans with your family and friends in case you're not together during an emergency. Discuss how you'll contact each other, where you'll meet and what you'll do in different situations. Ask about planning at your workplace and your child's school or daycare center.

Stay Informed - Check all types of media – Web sites, newspapers, radio, TV, mobile and land phones – for global, national and local information. During an emergency, your local Emergency Management Agency will give you information about open shelters and evacuation orders.

Get Involved - Enroll in emergency response training and CPR classes. Learn how to participate in community exercises, and volunteer to support your community's first responders.

If you would like additional information, Emergency Services can visit  schools, businesses, and events to promote preparedness.  Additionally, Emergency Services is encouraging Metro Louisville to visit www.ready.gov or www.listo.gov to learn how to prepare their families, homes, and businesses for all types of emergencies.