National Preparedness Month

Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed and Get Involved

September is National Preparedness Month! Get the facts about National Preparedness Month and California's plans to help residents.

Make sure you and your family are prepared for a public health emergency.

Make an emergency supply kit.

Is your business informed and prepared for a public health emergency?

Get involved. Help your school prepare during National Preparedness Month.

Is your community prepared? Where would you and your neighbors go if disaster strikes?

National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. National Preparedness Month 2007 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The goal of the month is to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action.

In California, special efforts are being made to encourage all residents to prepare an emergency preparedness plan and to put together an emergency supply kit if they don’t have one already. For plans and checklists, click here.


For more information, visit the National Preparedness Month website.