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National Preparedness Month

The theme for Nation Preparedness Month is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”


How to Promote 2017 National Preparedness Month

2017 NPM Weekly Themes

  • Week 1:  September 1-9                        Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
  • Week 2:  September 10-16                    Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
  • Week 3:  September 17-23                    Practice and Build Out Your Plans
  • Week 4:  September 24-30                    Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

Social Media Content (Week 3)
September 17-23

Practice and Build Out Your Plans

  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
  • Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency
  • Participate in an emergency drill
  • Know how to access community resources (e.g., shelters, food banks)

Social Media Content

  • What important docs should you have in your emergency kit? The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit explains them all: https://go.usa.gov/xNhp6 #NatlPrep
  • How will you pay your bills if a disaster strikes? Disasters don’t plan ahead, you can: www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness #NatlPrep
  • Maintain emergency savings in case of a disasters. #PlanAhead #NatlPrep
  • Do you know how to access community resources where you live? Search online today. #NatlPrep
  • Make digital copies of important documents and save them on the cloud or a secure cell phone app in case disaster strikes.  #PlanAhead #NatlPrep
  • Have at least a one-week supply of medications. #NatlPrep
  • Flood insurance policies have a 30-day waiting period before they go into effect. Plan now for floods www.floodsmart.gov #PlanAhead #NatlPrep
  • Give yourself financial peace of mind & create an emergency savings account that can be used in a crisis. #natlprep
  • Financial prep tip: gather & store critical personal, household, & medical information for easy access during a disaster. #natlprep

NPM Digital Engagement Toolkit

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