National Preparedness Month - Week 5

Week 5 (September 27-30) of National Preparedness Month focuses leads up to the National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30. One thing each week in NPM had in common, despite being different types of events, is that they all require preparation.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides useful resources to use for National PrepareAthon! Day.

You can take part in the PrepareAthon by:

  • Learning about your hazards and how to prepare
  • Create your account and register your preparedness activities
  • Download resources to help you plan and promote your preparedness activities

All this can be done by visiting

Hello September!

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). This year’s NPM theme is Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

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Today is the start of Week 1 (September 1-5) of NPM. Week 1 covers flooding. With talk of El Nino returning to California, this will be a great topic to cover.

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Here are some quick tips to prepare and plan for floods:

  • Store at least a 3-day supply of water per person
  • Store at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food per person
  • Have a flashlight
  • Battery powered or hand-cranked radio
  • Medication
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • First Aid Kit
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Copies of personal documents
  • Extra cash

For the complete list of supplies and things to do during and after a flood, visit the Red Cross page.

Feel free to contact Kaplan Construction at 562-495-0483 or via email  for any renovations or remodeling so your home is ready for El Nino.