Do you know how to stay safe during a disaster or emergency such as an earthquake, flood, severe storm or wildfire? Has your family and/or your business taken steps to be better prepared for these unexpected events? A great way for individuals, families, businesses and organizations to prepare is by participating in the National Service Safety Stand Down. And what better month than in September, which is National Preparedness Month? Take a few minutes to learn more about this year’s National Service Safety Stand Down and learn how you can participate and help others stay safe in your community.
While Utah might not be at risk for some disasters such as hurricanes, flooding and wildfires remain prominent concerns for communities in our state. Earthquake activity is another. If your organization would like to participate in the National Service Safety Stand Down, you’ll find information and resources on the Ready.gov website. Let the Corporation for National and Community Service know what your organization is doing to be better prepared by e-mailing . And share your own stories and preparation efforts via social media with the hashtags #AmeriCorpsWorks #SeniorCorpsWorks #DisasterServe.
To learn more about National Preparedness Month, visit the Ready Campaign’s website. You can also take steps towards creating emergency survival kits for families and other members of the community who will need greater assistance in dire circumstances. Serve.gov also offers a community preparedness toolkit for organizations that want to expand their efforts to help the community during times of need. For more information on specific disasters affecting Utahns, you can view helpful information about Wildfires, Extreme Heat, Floods and Earthquakes.