National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month!
The City of Upland Emergency Management Program is asking for your participation! All residents in the City of Upland are welcome to participate.
Show us how you’re Preparing to Protect by posting pictures or videos participating in National Preparedness Month! Use hashtag #PreparetoProtectUpland and submit your picture or video to ReadyUpland@gmail.com with your name, social media handle, contact email, and phone number. You will be entered into a raffle for a prize! #PreparetoProtectUpland
Thank you for your participation and please check the City social media for more information and announcements throughout the month!
Week #1: Make a Plan!
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.
Week #2: Build An Emergency Kit!
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
Create or update your emergency supplies with this list: www.ready.gov/kit
Get the kids involved in building their own emergency kit: www.ready.gov/kids/build-a-kit
Week #3: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness.
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards. Check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up-to-date.
Week #4: Get The Kids Involved.
Teachers, talk to your class about emergency preparedness. Parents, talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
Thank you for your participation and please check the city website and social media for more information and announcements throughout the month!