Do you and your loved ones have a plan in place for emergency situations? If not, you might want to call a family meeting and discuss how you can stay safe during emergency weather situations.

September is National Preparedness Month and each week focuses on a different emergency theme such as:

  • Week 1: September 4-10th - Preparing Family & Friends
  • Week 2: September 11-17th - Preparing Through Service
  • Week 3: September 18-24th - Individual Preparedness
  • Week 4: September 25-30th - National PrepareAthon

NPM’s goal is to raise awareness about how to best prepare for nature’s unexpected twists. By making a plan with your community and your family, you will know how to calmly handle these situations to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe and informed. Here are some tips to kick off National Preparedness Month, per www.ready.gov:

  1. Be Informed—Learn what different measures to take before, during and after an emergency.
  2. Make A Plan—Develop a plan that answers the following questions: How will my family get to safe locations for relevant emergencies? How will my family get in touch if a cell phone, Wi-Fi or landline doesn’t work? (Hint: NextRadio!)
  3. Build A Kit— A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency such as having back up food, water, and other supplies to last you for at least 72 hours.
  4. Download the NextRadio app—Since NextRadio uses your smartphone’s built-in FM chip and not WiFi or Data, you don’t have to stress about being disconnected from help when you need it most. NextRadio app automatically sends notifications to your smartphone during emergency weather, AMBER alerts and Presidential messages.

FEMA and NextRadio know that peaceful moments in life can take violent and dangerous turns. So, we want to help make sure that you are prepared and knowledgeable in case of an emergency weather situation. Head to: ready.gov to find out more information on National Preparedness Month and how you can be prepared in the event of an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, flood, wildfire, or winter storm. FEMA has provided multiple resources for each type of weather emergency so you know how to always be prepared.

The next thing you can do right now is download NextRadio app to your smartphone so you have access to important emergency alerts when landlines, Wi-Fi or cell service is down. So remember - take action and always be prepared!

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