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National Preparedness Month – September 23 – 30th

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

Week 4: Sept 23-30-Save For an Emergency

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  • What important documents should you have for an emergency? The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit explains them all: https://go.usa.gov/xNhp6#PrepareNow
  • How will you pay your bills if a disaster strikes? Disasters don’t plan ahead, #PrepareNow: ready.gov/financial-preparedness #NatlPrep
  • Over 40 percent of all Americans don’t have $400 in savings according to the Federal Reserve. What will you do if there is a disaster? Learn how you become more prepared:ready.gov/financial-preparedness#PrepareNow
  • Keep some cash on hand in case of emergencies. #NatlPrep
  • You will have expenses like lodging, food, and gas, after a disaster. Are you prepared? #PrepareNow ready.gov/financial-preparedness#NatlPrep
  • Are you prepared for a flood? Floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster, causing billions of dollars in damage each year. #PrepareNow. Get tips: floodsmart.gov#FloodSmart
  • The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit is a tool to help you and your family collect and secure the documents you would need if there was a disaster. ready.gov/financial-preparedness#PrepareNow #NatlPrep
  • Set aside a small amount from each paycheck to go into your savings account. Find more tips to help you manage your money to be prepared for the unexpected: https://www.usa.gov/flec#NatlPrep
  • Only about half of all Americans have an emergency fund. This gives them the money needed to help with increased expenses after a disaster. Get tips about creating a fund: https://www.usa.gov/flec#PrepareNow
  • Do you know the help your community provides if there is a disaster?  Search online today. #NatlPrep #PrepareNow
  • Make digital copies of important documents and save them on the cloud or a secure cell phone app in case disaster strikes. #NatlPrep
  • Flooding can be an emotionally and financially devastating event.  Just one inch of water can cause $25,000 in damage to your home.  To learn more visit FloodSmart.gov#FloodSmart #PrepareNow