National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness MonthFEMA


Don't Wait. Communicate.


If emergencies were announced ahead of time and occurred only when convenient, they wouldn't really be emergencies, would they? Some simple planning with your family members can make a difficult time much less scary and stressful.

Winter is just around the corner. A winter day in the Finger Lakes can start sunny and bright and end with snow, ice, downed power lines, and treacherous roads. September is an opportune time for families to sit down and discuss what to do when the unexpected happens.

Click here to watch a video by FEMA or here to learn about making a communication plan for your family.

For more information about creating a plan for your family, check out our Emergency Preparedness Page.

Updated 9/6/2018

National Preparedness Month 2019

Prepared, Not Scared

National Preparedness Month, is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared." Check out the graphics below reminding us every week in September to #BeReady! 

(Updated 9/5/2019)

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