September is National Preparedness Month and let’s be honest if you’re a parent and are reading this, it’s also back to school time, busy time at work, etc. But my job here is to remind you that you need to have a preparedness plan, a family communication plan and of course the infamous disaster kit. Let’s try and simplify things because the more intense it is the chances are it’s not going to happen with our busy schedules – sad but true.
So let’s start with the simple one, at least almost:
Make sure to include your kids in planning, and if they’re not old enough make sure you keep them in mind when packing your kits and creating your family plans.
Don’t forget to do some simple things like make sure your cell phone is hooked up to wireless alerts and do the easy things that will make a huge difference in your family’s life.
Finally, some humor to go along with how we think of disaster preparedness: View the "Seat of Your Pants" emergency preparedness video.