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National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized annually in September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now, and throughout the year. NPM is designed to raise awareness and encourage people to prepare themselves for emergencies that could impact their homes, jobs, schools, and communities.

NPM 2019 Weekly Themes

Week 1 (Sept. 1-7) Save Early for Disaster Costs
Week 2 (Sept. 8-14) Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
Week 3 (Sept. 15-21) Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
Week 4 (Sept. 22-30) Get Involved in Your Community's Preparedness

  • Sept. 25th is National Awareness Day
  • Features

    NPM Disaster Preparedness on a Budget
    Spring & Summer Safety Info
    Ohio's Guide to Emergency Management
    STEP: Student Tools for Emergency Planning


    09.12.2019:  Survivors Initially Denied FEMA Help May Still Be Eligible
    08.30.2019:  Be Prepared, Not Scared. September is National Preparedness Month
    06.20.2019:  Summertime is Peak Time for Thunder & Lightning Storms
    06.18.2019:  Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued for 10 Counties Impacted by Tornadoes
    06.04.2019:  Damage Assessment Begins Wednesday
    03.20.2019:  State of Emergency in 37 Ohio Counties Declared
    03.18.2019:  Plan Ahead: Most Homeowners, Renters and Business Insurance Policies Don't Cover Flooding

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