National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, learn, and worship.

While things look different this year, one remains the same: the time is now to get ready. This September, the theme of National Preparedness Month is: "Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today."

Check out the 2020 National Preparedness Month Toolkit for tips and ideas to promote preparedness all month long.


NYC Emergency Management and its partners will host virtual preparedness events throughout the month for New Yorkers, their communities, and their businesses.

Please check back for virtual event recordings.

For Individuals & Families

For Community & Faith-Based Organizations

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