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September is National Preparedness Month


September 5, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The event, now in its 16th year, is a nationwide, month-long effort encouraging households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.

Take time to learn lifesaving skills, such as CPR and first aid. Check insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes and weather events. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

The recent hurricanes and wildfires reminded the...

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