Are you ready for a disaster?

It’s National Preparedness Month, and I think you’ll all agree that it’s important to be as prepared as you can be in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. During the heat wave a couple of weeks ago, my power went out for 6 hours (as I hear many of yours’ did too), and it made me realize how UNprepared I am!!! At one time, I had an emergency kit stored in a big plastic bin on the side of my house. Recently, after several years (yes, years!), I decided to update it. Shockingly, the sun-baked bin had cracked and was falling apart, and most everything inside had gotten wet and was ruined. I hadn’t gotten around to creating a new kit yet, and I vowed to start again during the power outage!  A couple of other revelations I had during the outage were that I don’t know how to start our generator (that’s always been my husband’s job), and I’ve never really thought about what my cat’s needs might be in a disaster situation. Lots more to think about than just the emergency kit, right? Let’s get prepared!  🙂

Carla Whyte
Embracing Your Space


National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.

Take these simple steps now that have little to no cost to be better prepared for any disaster or emergency.

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Emergency Kit

Build an emergency supply kit this National Preparedness Month! Consider the unique needs of your family. Include supplies that pets might need, older adults, and those with disabilities in the event of an emergency.

Create your kit


Make A Plan

Disasters can happen anywhere, any time. That’s why it’s important you’re prepared. Do you have a plan for yourself, your pets, and your family? Consider the specific needs you might have in an emergency

Make a Plan


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This twenty-four-gallon Rubbermaid® storage container is perfect for keeping lots of gear organized around the house and in the car. Detached lid stays on tight with two side handles; latches can lock for extra security.

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