SEPTEMBER is National Preparedness Month!

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SEPTEMBER is National Preparedness Month! Are you prepared?

Preparedness on a Budget

If you think creating your disaster preparedness kit will break the bank, consider this – many of the items for your kit may be found around your home – including hand sanitizer, garbage bags, a flashlight and batteries.

After you have built the majority of your kit from items already in your home, you can begin to build a list for the remaining items. Here are some additional tips for keeping your disaster kit budget-friendly:

• Shop at discount and dollar stores where appropriate;
• Trade extra supplies with friends or family; and
• Check the newspaper or online listings for discounted products.

For more simple and budget-friendly disaster kit suggestions and easy steps you should take if disaster strikes, you can access FEMA’s free online “Preparedness on a Shoestring” activity module.

The “Preparedness on a Shoestring” activity module is part of FEMA’s “Preparedness Activities for Communities Everywhere” tools, which shows how get prepared for all types of hazards.