Every year, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. With cooperation from the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health Offices, and the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition, members of the Office of Health Services, Public Health Preparedness Division would like to promote emergency preparedness to Middlesex County residents.
All month long, we'll be sharing emergency preparedness tips to our LINCS partners as well as on social media. Additionally, Middlesex County residents will have the opportunity to register to win a 3-day "Grab and Go" emergency preparedness kit. All Middlesex County residents aged 18 and over with a valid email address can enter to win the kit by clicking here. Only one entry per valid email address. Winners will be announced on Monday, Oct. 5.
To create your own home-readiness kit, and learn of other basic measures you can take to prepare yourself and loved ones, download our printer-friendly document from Ready.gov. The helpful sheets highlight the basic steps for preparing:
- Get a Kit
- Make a Plan
- Be Informed
- Get Involved
Click HERE for the document in English Click HERE for the document in Spanish
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family emergency plan, are the same for both a natural or manmade emergency. With these simple preparations, you can be ready for the unexpected, and be able to devote more of your attention to what always matters most - the safety of you and your loved ones.