Each September, AzEIN joins others across the country to celebrate National Preparedness Month and highlight simple ways to help ourselves and our communities be better prepared for disasters. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to take small steps to be ready; preparedness begins at home.
Join us this month on Facebook and Twitter as we share strategies for building a foundation for preparedness. We’ll tackle:
- Talking with kids about disasters and COVID-19: Whether you’re a parent, relative, neighbor, or caregiver, including kids in preparedness activities early on can help them be ready for emergencies.
- Prepping with your pets: Pets are part of the family too! Keep them in mind when creating plans and practicing for emergencies.
- Getting ready in the kitchen: Cooking a meal in an emergency doesn't have to mean bland-tasting food. Discover delicious, easy-to-make preparedness recipes and create your own recipe for our Emergency Kit Cook-Off online cookbook!
- Planning for your household’s unique needs: Take a minute to think about what those in your household may need during an emergency. Consider comfort items.
During Arizona Preparedness Month, residents are encouraged to take these preparedness steps:
- Plan - Make a family communication plan that includes an out-of-town contact and evacuation route.
- Prepare - Build an emergency go kit with enough food, water and daily medication(s) to last at least 3 days. Pack supplies to help keep you and your family healthy like face coverings, hand sanitizer and wipes.
- Inquire - Know local hazards where you live and travel. Contact your local emergency management office to sign up to receive emergency alerts.
- Inspire - Motivate others with your positive preparedness example.