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National Preparedness Month - be Informed

As September comes to a close so does our month of preparation. Hopefully you have used this month to prepare yourself, your family and your community throughout the year for natural and manmade disasters. So far we’ve learned about National Preparedness Month, we’ve created an emergency kit, and we’ve developed a communication plan…so what’s next? Knowledge is power! When it comes to safety knowledge is power so during our final week of September I encourage you to get in the know, to be informed!

Learn about the potential emergencies that could take place in your local area and the appropriate way to respond to them. St. Louis is susceptible to the following natural disasters – tornadoes, extreme heat, floods, and thunderstorms. And of course manmade disasters are always an unknown threat for which we should be prepared and have a plan.

Know the emergency plans that have been established by state and local officials in your area. Click here for contact information in Illinois or Missouri and to learn more about local emergency plans.

Take this test to determine how ready YOU are!

If you’re looking for more information on getting prepared and National Preparedness Month check out these links and online tools:


There is still time to get organized for any kind of emergency…it’s never too late to be prepared!

Theresa Finnigin is a professional organizer, speaker, writer and owner of Ready Aim Organize. Theresa is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and NAPO St. Louis Chapter. The mission of Ready Aim Organize is to rid homes and offices of clutter and chaos to ensure time is not wasted and each day is more productive and peaceful than the one before! Sign up now to receive the FREE Ready Aim Organize e-newsletter.

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