National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month!
The City of Upland Emergency Management Program is asking for your participation!
Show us how you are Protecting your Legacy by posting pictures or short videos of yourself participating in National Preparedness Month on social media! Use #ReadyUpland in your social media post and then send a copy to ReadyUpland@gmail.com with your name, social media handle, contact email, and phone number. You will be entered into a raffle to win this prize!
Thank you for your participation and please check the City social media for more information and announcements throughout the month!
Week #1: Build a Kit with Everyone in Mind
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
Create or update your emergency supplies with this list: www.ready.gov/kit
Get the kids involved in building their own emergency kit: www.ready.gov/kids/build-a-kit
Week #2: Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.
Week #3: Protect your Family and Your Property from Disasters
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards. Check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up-to-date.
Week #4: Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
Teachers, talk to your class about emergency preparedness. Parents, talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
- Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, check out Ready Kids for tools and information to help before, during, and after disasters.
Thank you for your participation and please check the city website and social media for more information and announcements throughout the month!