A Lasting Legacy – September is National Preparedness Month

The life you’ve built is worth protecting and being prepared for disasters will help you create a lasting legacy for you and your family. 

Disasters and emergencies happen at any time. Start preparing today. Focus on doing one or two small things each week or month. Just knowing which types of disasters could affect you and how to respond helps you to be prepared. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes. How will you contact each another and reconnect? Establishing a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find is another easy preparedness step. 

A critical part to being prepared is having enough food, water, and other supplies to last you for at least two weeks following a disaster. 

To learn how to get started, visit www.take5tosurvive.com or email Beaverton Emergency Management at preparedness@BeavertonOregon.gov.