National Preparedness Month

September was National Preparedness Month.

No matter where you live, it’s important to be prepared for natural disasters. In our region, we are most at risk for wildfires and earthquakes. Below are links to general information on emergency preparedness from Douglas County Emergency Management, the Oregon Health Authority and Ready.gov (a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies).

Douglas County Emergency Management: http://www.dcso.com/emergency_management_N.asp
OHA: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREPAREDNESS/Pages/index.aspx
Ready.gov: English | Other Languages | For Kids/Youth

Each year, National Preparedness Month has a different overarching theme. The theme for 2018 was Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. and emphasized the importance of planning ahead. Each week this page was updated to spotlight a specific aspect of preparedness planning with various resources provided to help you be better prepared. Resource links from each week are provided below. The resources and information provided was intended for use by individuals/households. Preparedness information specific to businesses/business owners can be found here: https://www.ready.gov/business.


Week 1 Resources:
Disaster Specific Information: https://www.ready.gov/be-informed
Emergency Planning: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
Evacuation: https://www.ready.gov/evacuating-yourself-and-your-family
Emergency Alert Systems:  https://www.ready.gov/alerts
Emergency Preparedness and Technology: https://www.ready.gov/get-tech-ready
American RedCross “Safe & Ready” post-disaster Survivor registration/search: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/

Week 2 Resources:
House Fire Preparedness: https://www.ready.gov/home-fires
Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities/Functional Needs: https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs
How to Build an Emergency Kit: https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Personal Safety Skills: https://www.ready.gov/safety-skills
Emergency Response Until First Responders Arrive:  https://community.fema.gov/until-help-arrives
Prepareathon Info: http://www.ready.gov/prepareathon
Registering a Prepareathon/Community Preparedness Event: https://community.fema.gov/AP_Login

Week 3 Resources:
Flood Insurance Info: https://www.floodsmart.gov/why/why-buy-flood-insurance
National Flood Insurance Program: https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program
Documenting and Insuring Your Property: http://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DocEnsure_Property.pdf

Week 4 Resources:
Financial Preparedness: https://www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness
FLEC Financial Planning Info: https://www.usa.gov/flec
FEMA Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) Guide: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1524144185649-5dd9736e7ff89b5997182396f4e13fee/Emergency_Financial_First_Aid_Kit_(EFFAK)_signed_04.09.18_508.pdf

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