September is National Preparedness Month, and it is a good time for you and your loved ones to prepare for an emergency. Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) joins with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in promoting this year’s national preparedness campaign themed "Prepared, Not Scared."
OEMHS is providing and supporting dozens of events throughout the month to help residents with emergency planning. The 2019 national preparedness campaign has four unique themes:
- 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
Small businesses are especially vulnerable to disaster with 43 percent of businesses impacted by a disaster never reopening and 29 percent closing permanently within two years of a disaster. The class will help ensure you are prepared to react and recover when the unexpected happens.