2017 National Seasonal Preparedness

September 25, 2017

General Preparedness

  • Make a family emergency communication plan and include your pets.
  • Identify an out of town emergency contact to coordinate information with family/friends.
  • Check on neighbors.
  • Keep an emergency kit wherever you spend time: home, car, work etc.
  • Download the FEMA App and set up local alerts
  • Listen to local officials by radio, TV, or social media and take action.
  • Practice your preparedness plans with a drill or exercise.
  • Take a first aid class so you can help until first responders arrive.
  • Emergency Preparedness Social Media Toolkits

Winter

Winter Storm and Extreme Cold

Holiday Safety

  • Prepare for unpredictable weather before traveling.
  • Water tree and turn off holiday lights overnight and when away to reduce risk of a fire.
  • Keep candles away from flammable items.
  • Shop securely online over the holidays.
  • Holiday Safety Social Media Toolkit

December

January

February

Spring

Severe Weather

Flood

March

April

May

Summer

Extreme Heat

Wildfire Safety

  • Report a wildfire if you see one; you may be the first to see it.
  • Wildfires can kill. If ordered to evacuate, know the route and plan where to go.
  • Wildfire Safety Social Media Toolkit

Children & Youth + Back to School

  • Ensure children are included in preparedness conversations.
  • Know the emergency plan for your child’s school, college and child care facility.
  • Practice evacuation plans and other emergency procedures with children on a regular basis.
  • Make sure children have emergency contacts memorized or written down in a secure place.
  • Children and Youth Preparedness Social Media Toolkit

June

July

August

Fall

Hurricane

Fire Safety

Earthquake

  • Practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”
  • Anchor loose items to a secure wall in your home.
  • Text, don’t call.
  • Great Shakeout resources

September

October

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