National Preparedness Month

Emergency Kit

This National Preparedness Month, we are reminding you to build your emergency kit.

Don’t forget to include:

  • Non-perishable food and water. Enough for several days.
  • Flashlights, radios & extra batteries.
  • First aid kit.
  • Medications
  • Copies of important documents in zip top bags.

Make a Plan

Make an emergency plan with your family this National Preparedness Month!

  • Consider any special needs your family might have.
  • Make sure your kids know important phone numbers.
  • Learn your evacuation routes.Visit to learn more.


  • Children are the future and an important part of building a national culture of preparedness. Find fun activities & safety tips:
  • Build a Lasting Legacy: Prepare your kids for disasters and emergencies. Take time to make a plan and have conversations about preparedness. Help them know how to stay safe and navigate potentially scary situations.
  • Disasters can leave children and teens feeling frightened, confused, and insecure. Their responses can be quite varied. It’s important to not only recognize these reactions, but also help children cope with their emotions.
A young woman with long blond hair, wearing a magenta t-shirt and shorts sits on the grass with her seeing eye dog. A stone building is in the background.

People with disabilities

Disability intersects every demographic group—there are people with disabilities of all ages, races, genders or national origin. And, disabilities can impact a person in a variety of ways—both visible and invisible. For people with disabilities and their families, it is important to consider individual circumstances and needs to effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters. 

Preparing — for people with disabilities

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Your pets are also part of your legacy! Add these items to your emergency bag in case you need to evacuate with your four-legged buddies:

  • A selfie with them in case you get separated.
  • Medicine & grooming items.
  • Collar with an ID & a leash.
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