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Posted on: September 9, 2022

September is Preparedness Month

Facebook Graphic_September is Preparedness Month

This year's theme is "A Lasting Legacy". 

It focuses on protecting the life you have built and how being prepared for disasters can create a lasting legacy for you and your family.

Weekly Themes:

Week 1, September 1-4: Make a Plan

During this week, we will be focusing on making an emergency plan. This includes plans on how to respond to disasters, communication plans, plans for pets, seniors, and those with special needs.

Information here: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-plan/ or https://www.ready.gov/toolkits 

Week 2, September 5-1: Build a Kit

This week focuses on having an emergency kit. These include kits at home, for your pet, for your vehicle as well as having important documents ready to go. Information here: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/ or here: https://www.ready.gov/toolkits

Week 3, September 12-18: Youth Preparedness

This week focuses on Youth Preparedness. Please push out information on the STEP program: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/step/. For graphics and additional youth preparedness messaging, you can also find more on ready.gov here: https://www.ready.gov/children-and-youth-preparedness-social-media-toolkit

Week 4 September 19-25:  Reduce Your Risk

This week focuses on ways you can reduce your risk, either by getting insurance, or measures you can take to protect your home (and legacy). Some protection items could be having smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, clearing debris from around your home to reduce wildfire risk, and cleaning out gutters to avoid water accumulation on your property. For graphics, we have some in use already on the READYWI social accounts. You can also find more on ready.gov here: https://www.ready.gov/toolkits or you can use graphics from the US Fire Administration: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/media/social_toolkits/index.html

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