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Posted on: September 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] September is National Preparedness Month #9- 12 Ways to Prepare

12 ways to prepare

September is National Preparedness Month. This month we will be sending out regular posts about things you can do in your home to be prepared if an emergency or disaster occurs  

#9- 12 Ways to Prepare


  • - Confirm your mobile device can receive Wireless Emergency Alerts.
  • - Sign up for text and/or email alerts from your local jurisdiction.
  • - Consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards.
  • - If you do not have a landline, check to see if your jurisdiction has options for VoIP and mobile phones to be connected to ETN systems such as Reverse 911©.
  • - Sign up for listservs and alerts for the workplace, schools, houses of worship, or other community organizations you’ll want to hear from in an emergency.
  • - Download relevant hazard alerts and warnings apps.
  • - Create a list of all the alert systems available to you, and make sure everyone in the household receives the alerts as part of your household communication system.


  • - Test internal communication systems to ensure all individuals in the organization can be contacted.
  • - Designate individuals to be responsible for distributing alerts from official sources.
  • - Consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards.
  • - Develop a list of all the alert systems available for your community and your organization as a guide for people in the organization.
  • - Encourage individuals to sign up for alerts and warnings, and assist them with finding any needed information.

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