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National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September with the purpose of promoting family and community disaster planning. It is the perfect opportunity for Hoosiers to learn lifesaving skills, how to check insurance policies for common hazards and how to make and practice household emergency plans. Tornadoes, fires, snow and severe flooding are common occurrences to Hoosiers. Knowing how to stay prepared for these types of situations will not only minimize the effects, but also save lives.

This year’s National Preparedness Month theme, "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today," emphasizes the importance of creating a family emergency communications plan, assembling a disaster preparedness kit and identifying the different types of disasters that can happen locally.

Four Weeks Dedicated to Hoosier Preparedness

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Join the Campaign

Throughout National Preparedness Month, IDHS will be sharing tips and videos on social media. Be sure to follow IDHS and use the hashtag #NatlPrepMonthIN on social media all week!

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