June is National Safety Month, sponsored by the National Safety Council. This year’s event focuses on issues such as preventing slips and falls and ending distracted driving. National Safety Month is also a good reminder that to be safe, we must be prepared — and that includes disasters.
Whether it’s a heat wave, flood, tornado or a power outage, preparing ahead of time is key. Learn about the disasters that are likely to occur in your community and what you need to do to get ready. Share this information with your family and friends to ensure they are prepared as well.
There are many great resources available to help you get prepared, including the American Red Cross, Ready.gov, and APHA’s Get Ready campaign.
For tips on getting ready for some of the most common disasters, check our Get Ready fact sheets:
Educate yourself this June, and remember, you can’t be safe without being prepared!