September is National Preparedness Month

Published on August 31, 2021

Emergency Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Medford is encouraging residents to plan ahead to prepare their homes and families against potential emergencies. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Each week in September, we will focus on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals, families and communities in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

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Week 1 September 1-4: Make A Plan

Make a plan today. Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.

Steps to Make a Plan





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