Being prepared for an emergency

fighting-fireDisasters can strike quickly and without warning making every second count during an emergency. Many of us have encountered wildfires, flash floods and tornadoes this year. Having a plan for emergencies can make a huge difference in difficult times, especially if you have children.

September is National Preparedness Month. Since 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has sponsored National Preparedness Month, which encourages Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities. The site’s toolkit includes helpful information, such as how to build an emergency supply kit, making a family game plan, staying informed before, during and after an emergency, and other preparedness resources and tips.

Here is information on things to consider if you’re pregnant.  If you are caring for a newborn, make sure you have a plan that will take into consideration the baby’s needs.

Be ready and be safe! Find preparedness events in your community.