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September is National Preparedness Month

Mayor Rogers talks about National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Lakewood is ready with resources and activities to help families prepare and to promote community disaster planning.

As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved in preparing for an emergency.

Use the resources on this National Preparedness Month page to help you:

  • Create an emergency plan for your family.
  • Build an emergency supply kit.
  • Prepare for different types of disasters.
  • Teach your children about being prepared for an emergency situation.

The goal of National Preparedness Month is to create a secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the area we live in.

Each week of the month will offer a new theme, with activities and resources you can use. 

To learn more about National Preparedness Month, and for additional emergency preparedness resources, visit FEMA's website

The American Red Cross also hosts Zoom meetings three times per week all month long, with an instructor providing a live presentation on preparing an emergency kit. There are also sessions available in Spanish. 

Learn more and self-enroll in the session of your choice. 

Week 1 (Sept. 7-13): Make Your Plan

Week 2 (Sept. 14-20): Financial Resilience in an Emergency

Week 3 (Sept. 21-27): Natural Disasters and Public Health

Week 4 (Sept. 28-Oct. 4): Are You Ready? Take the quiz 

The City of Lakewood provides year-round education and resources on preparing for emergencies. 

Check out the disaster preparation section of our website for more great information.