Following the massive flooding of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, President Trump declared September 2017 as National Preparedness Month.

Fewer than half of American families have a basic emergency response plan in place, according to the President’s announcement.

“While we never know when the next disaster will strike, it is incumbent upon every American to be prepared,” according to the President’s proclamation, which was issued prior to the damage caused in South Florida by Hurricane Irma.

Launched in February 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready campaign outlines low-cost measures Americans can take right now to protect their family, pets, and property before a major disaster.

Basic first steps include creating an emergency supply kit and signing up for emergency alerts.

FEMA Ready Program

President’s Proclamation