Harvey, Irma, Maria – these powerful and dangerous hurricanes have been devastating to the communities in their path of destruction. At the same time, wildfires and earthquakes have impacted the west coast of the United States. No matter where you live, it is important to take action now to prepare for emergencies. Here in the District of Columbia we never know what winter storms may be in store for us!
September is National Preparedness Month, and FEMA encourages you to engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and/ or your place of worship.
AARP has a wealth of information for you to get started:
- First, check out this article for 6 ways to prepare for a disaster.
- Need some guidance on what to include in your emergency preparedness kit? Check out this article for essentials to pack so you are ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
- Are you a family caregiver? Here are some considerations for you to help a loved one prepare for a natural disaster.
Once you have a plan in place, be sure to practice your preparedness with family and friends!
You can also view the September 21st AARP Live on RFD-TV episode on disaster preparedness below.