National Preparedness Month has been held in September, annually, to encourage Americans to take the proper steps toward preparation for disasters in their homes, their neighborhoods, businesses, schools, and recreation areas. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sponsors National Preparedness Month and distributes disaster preparedness information to all American communities.

This blogger has been involved at the local community level with volunteer emergency and disaster initiatives since 2005. I hope to begin early this year by starting to post blogs one month in advance of September. My purpose is to motivate you, as a reader, to think about the significance of being “Ready and Prepared,” whether or not you have already created a Disaster Supply Kit or an Emergency Go-Bag.

Then, when September starts and various national, state, county, and municipal agencies and organizations begin to post important information about natural disasters via multiple media sources, you’ll be ready to review the content and even learn more about how to be better prepared.

Stay tuned, and check this online site, weekly, for additional blogs.