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September is National Preparedness Month. The 2023 theme is “Take Control in 1, 2, 3”.  The campaign will focus on preparing older adults for disasters, specifically older adults from communities that are disproportionally impacted by the all-hazard events which continue to be a threat throughout the country.

Older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the multitude of extreme weather events and emergencies we now face, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability, or live in rural areas.  Learn more at:



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Make sure you have an extra jacket, scarf, or hat in case the temperature drops unexpectedly.  If you don't have an emergency car kit in your vehicle, now is a good time to make sure you have one before winter starts.

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Learn more about safe boating here.

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What3words is a geocode system for the communication of locations with a resolution of three meters. What3words encodes geographic coordinates into three dictionary words; the encoding is permanently fixed. If help is needed (whether on the water or on hiking trails), providing a what3words address on a 9-1-1 call can pinpoint your location quickly. Learn more and download the What3words app here.


Register to attend a Citizen Preparedness Corps training near you and learn how to prepare for any type of disaster or emergency, respond accordingly and recover. Learn more at:

Topics include how to develop a family emergency plan, how to prepare your family and home for a potential emergency such as fire, what to do in specific situations such as active shooter, and covers evacuation or sheltering-in-place due to a life-threatening event, and much more. The training also discusses what to do when returning home after an emergency, including re-entry procedures, checking for and documenting damage safely, addressing emotional and other personal needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic event, and being wary of post-disaster scams.