Are you ready? Take part in America’s PrepareAthon!

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This is article is part of a National Preparedness Month series.

Being prepared for manmade or natural hazards starts with knowing which ones to plan for at home or at work, including an active shooter, earthquake, flood or hurricane.

America’s PrepareAthon! website

offers a number of online resources to help you prepare for emergencies, including checklists and local activities.

Here are 10 ways to participate in America’s PrepareAthon!

  1. Sign up for local emergency alerts and warnings, download apps, and/or check access for wireless emergency alerts.
  2. Create and test emergency communication plans.
  3. Assemble or update emergency supply kits
  4. Conduct a drill to practice emergency response actions for local hazards.
  5. Plan with neighbors and coworkers to help each other and share resources.
  6. Participate in an emergency preparedness class, training or discussion.
  7. Conduct an exercise of a disaster scenario to review and improve your emergency plan.
  8. Make property improvements to reduce potential injury and property damage.
  9. Document property and obtain appropriate insurance for relevant hazards.
  10. Collect and safeguard critical documents.

Download the mobile FEMA App to get safety alerts, reminders and tips to survive natural disasters.