September is National Preparedness Month
Arlington wants you to prepare for disasters and emergencies. Preparing means protecting everyone you love!
This Preparedness Month is especially important as our nation continues to respond to COVID-19. There is no better time to be involved than this September.
We offer free trainings, resources and events to encourage preparedness. In 2021, for the first time in history, FEMA Ready Campaign, in partnership with the Ad Council, identified the Latino community as a key audience for Preparedness Month.
The County continues to ensure that preparing for a disaster is inclusive of everyone – including minority and underserved communities.
Be Ready and achieve these simple tasks:
Make a Plan
Make a plan so you and your loved ones are prepared for an emergency.
Be Financially Ready
Financial preparedness is essential to responding to and recovering from unexpected events like fires, floods, or medical emergencies.
Be informed: know what disasters are likely to occur in the area (snow, flood, wind) and plan for them. Sign up for alerts about emergencies and other major events.
We all have a role to play in preparedness, from the household to the community level.
Be Ready - Pets, too!
Be ready to act in an emergency – and make sure your pets are ready, too!