September is National Preparedness Month

Emergency Management officials encourage residents to plan for emergencies at home and work, in the community

Each year, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Disasters, severe weather or other emergencies can strike at any time, so Emergency Management officials encourage residents to plan for emergencies at home and work and in the community. This year’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."

The City of Minneapolis encourages residents to set aside some time this month to use FEMA’s weekly themes and learn about ways to prepare for weather emergencies and other disasters that could occur at home and work and in their communities. Families preparing before an emergency with a focus on children’s understanding can help save lives and increase the community’s resilience.

FEMA’s weekly focuses in National Preparedness Month 2019: Prepared, Not Scared

Sept. 1-7: Save early for disaster costs

Sept. 8-14: Make a plan to prepare for disasters

Sept. 15-21: Teach youth to prepare for disasters

Sept. 22-30: Get involved in your community’s preparedness

Find information on these weekly themes and more at


Everyone is encouraged to share FEMA’s Prepared, Not Scared video with children, friends and neighbors and in social media.


Residents can prepare for a disaster today by downloading the FEMA app.

More information about emergency preparedness is available from the Minneapolis Office of Emergency Management.


Aug. 30, 2019

Published Aug 30, 2019



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