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National Preparedness Month 2018

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09/05/2018 - 5:00pm

September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s overall theme is: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.  The theme empowers all of us to take an active role in preparing for disasters and emergencies.

Each week, we will highlight tips and steps to take an important preparedness action. 


Week 1: Sept. 1-8 - Make and Practice Your Plan


Learn how with steps from the Ready Campaign:

  • Make an emergency plan, including how you and your family/household will communicate after a disaster.
  • Sign up for the San Mateo County Alert System, SMC Alert.
  • Learn your evacuation zone and make an evacuation plan.

Week 2: Sept. 9-15 - Learn Life Saving Skills.

Check out the following sections found in the Life Saving Skills Toolkit:

  • Fire Safety
  • Power Outage
  • Natural Gas
  • Emergency Plan
  • Financial Preparedness