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September is National Preparedness Month

Just one year ago, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate impacted the lives of millions of Americans in Texas, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is critically important to be prepared as we head into the heart of this year’s hurricane season. Throughout September, EEI once again is joining in the federal government’s efforts to promote National Preparedness Month and to remind all Americans to prepare in advance for emergencies.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Ready Campaign and EEI’s member companies encourage you to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in your homes, businesses, and communities. The National Preparedness Month website,, offers videos, toolkits, and social media engagement resources to help spread the word about the importance of being prepared for any type of emergency.

EEI also has a number of resources to amplify these efforts and to help families and communities prepare for disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, and even provides a checklist for assembling an emergency power outage kit.

National Preparedness Month concludes on September 30 with FEMA’s Preparathon, which organizes activities and motivates people and communities to act and to prepare themselves against disasters. Since 2013, more than 147 million people have participated in preparedness activities through Preparathon events.

Help us spread the messages of National Preparedness Month by using #PrepareNow, #FloodSmart, or #NatlPrep, and remember to always prepare in advance.