National Preparedness Month: Teach youth about preparedness

September 21, 2021

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Each week in September, Habitat Oregon will focus on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals, families and communities.

Week 4: Teach youth about preparedness

Being prepared for disasters starts at home. Everyone can be part of helping to prepare for emergencies. As a parent, guardian, or another family member, you have an important role to play when it comes to protecting the children and teens in your life and helping them be prepared in case disaster strikes.

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