National Preparedness Month

Prepare to Protect

National Preparedness Month (NMP) is recognized each September to promote the importance of family and community disaster planning. The theme for 2021 is "Prepare to Protect: Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love."

As our community continues to respond to COVID-19, flooding, and other severe weather incidents, there is no better time to learn about being prepared.

Each week in September a different topic is covered in a newsletter written by Williamson County's Emergency Management team. Click the images below to access each one, and start preparing!

Week 1

Week 1: Planning in Williamson County

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. This week's newsletter focuses on how to plan for the most likely hazard we'll face in Williamson County. Read the newsletter here.

Week 2

Week 2: Building Your Disaster Kit

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home, and don't forget to keep an emergency vehicle kit in your car. Read the newsletter here.

Week 3

Week 3: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

Know the risk of disasters in your area, check your insurance coverage, and learn how to make your home stronger. Read the newsletter here.

Week 4

Week 4: Teaching Youth About Preparedness

Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies. Read the newsletter here.

Past Newsletters: National Preparedness Month 2020

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