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Posted on: August 31, 2020

National Preparedness Month

2020 National Preparedness Month

Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

The Carbondale Office of Emergency Management  would like to encourage you to start your family and community disaster plan now.   

Week 1 September 1-5: Make a Plan
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus.

Week 2 September 6-12: Build a Kit
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home.  Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

Week 3 September 13-19: Prepare for Disasters
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family.  Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

Week 4 September 20-26: Teach Youth About Preparedness
Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

Please click on the above links to read more information from Ready.gov on making your disaster plan.

For further information, please contact the Carbondale Office of Emergency Management (618) 457-3234.

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