National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year’s National Preparedness Month campaign focuses on preparing the community, concentrating on older adults, for disaster. Older adults can face greater risks regarding the multitude of extreme weather events and emergencies we now face, especially if they live alone, are low-income, have a disability, or live in rural areas. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, everyone can prepare for all kinds of emergencies by evaluating their needs and making an emergency plan that fits them. Today’s planning and preparation significantly enhance your ability to recover from emergencies in three simple steps: Get a Kit; Make a Plan; and Be Informed.
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