National Preparedness Month


| 9/18/2013 10:59:00 AM


Tags: Earth Gauge, weather, Washington DC,

drought posterFrom extensive drought and heat waves to tornadoes and Superstorm Sandy, the United States experienced 11 weather and climate disasters in 2012, each with losses in excess of one billion dollars. 2013 has been no stranger to extreme weather and climate conditions either, with major winter storms in the Northeast and Midwest, tornadoes in the Great Plains, persisting drought conditions and historic wildfires in the West, record-breaking heat in Alaska, and major flooding in the Midwest.

Are you ready? 

September is National Preparedness Month – the perfect time to make sure you have the supplies and information you need to stay safe if extreme weather or another emergency occurs where you live.

Know Your Stuff 

Find out what extreme weather events, natural and man-made disasters may occur in your area. Know how you will be notified of an emergency in your community (TV or radio broadcasts, NOAA Weather Radio, Wireless Emergency Alerts, sirens, telephone calls, etc.). Learn about emergency plans established by your state or local government. Get state-by-state information about national disasters and preparedness tips.hurricane poster

Make a Plan 




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