30 Days, 30 Ways to be Prepared ~ Week Three ~ September 15 to September 21

~ Submitted by MEMA, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed September 2021 as Emergency Preparedness Month to encourage residents, families, and organizations to prepare for emergencies and disasters. These efforts are part of a month-long National Preparedness Month campaign. 

To help make it easier for residents to prepare, as part of Emergency Preparedness Month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is promoting “30 Days 30 Ways: 30 Days of Preparedness”. The initiative breaks down emergency preparedness into simple steps residents can take in 30 days to be more prepared by the end of the month. 

Wednesday, September 15 – Help a friend, family member, or neighbor prepare for emergencies. Someone you know may need help gathering supplies, making an emergency plan, or preparing their home. Discuss your preparations & see how you can help them. www.mass.gov/ready

Thursday, September 16 – Buy at least one item for an emergency kit for your car – things you may need in winter and year round: phone charger, first aid kit, food, flashlight, tools, and more: http://bit.ly/2N7koih

Friday, September 17 – Review your insurance policies to see if you have adequate coverage, including flood insurance. If you’re not sure you have enough coverage, talk to your agent or insurance company. ow.ly/d4N850vLlKz

Saturday, September 18 – Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) on cell phones save lives! Check your phone’s settings to ensure that emergency alerts are enabled to be able to receive important alerts to stay safe. www.ready.gov/alerts

Sunday, September 19 – What should you do in: an earthquake? a tornado? a flash flood? a power outage? Spend 10 minutes and talk with your whole family about what to do before, during, and after different types of emergencies and severe weather: https://www.mass.gov/safety-tips-for-specific-threats-hazards

Monday, September 20 – This week when you’re shopping, buy at least one extra item that you’d need for your pets during emergencies such as food, treats, toy and other supplies: http://bit.ly/MEMAPetPreparedness

Tuesday, September 21 – Download an emergency preparedness app for your smartphone. One suggestion is the FEMA app which includes weather alerts, safety tips, and more: https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages

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