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Update on 2019 National Preparedness Month


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Update on 2019 National Preparedness Month

Thank you to all of you who communicate preparedness messages in September and throughout the rest of the year through seasonal messaging campaigns. With National Preparedness Month just three weeks away, we wanted to give you a quick update on what we are preparing for the campaign this year. The 2019 theme is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. The campaign will feature PSAs and multimedia products around four weekly themes:

  • Week 1:  Sept 1-7           Save Early for Disaster Costs
  • Week 2:  Sept 8-14         Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 3:  Sept 15-21       Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 4:  Sept 22-30       Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness

Content has been loaded on the National Preparedness Month Toolkit webpage at This is a soft launch, we are still uploading content. However, we want to advance some themes and materials to facilitate collaboration.

This year we would like you to share your activities and success stories hoping to amplify on and/or our social media channels. As such, we invite you to share with us a brief description of what you are planning for National Preparedness Month. Please drop us a note at with the word NPM in the subject line.

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Please help support FEMA’s mission of “Helping people before, during and after disasters.”

The 2018-2022 Strategic Plan creates a shared vision for the field of emergency management and sets an ambitious, yet achievable, path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across the country. We invite all of our stakeholders and partners to also adopt these priorities and join us in building a stronger Agency and a more prepared and resilient Nation.

Download the FEMA App to locate and get directions to open shelters across the state; and receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States. Follow FEMA online at,, and Also, follow Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor’s activities at The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.



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