National Preparedness Month is an opportunity to share emergency
preparedness information and host activities across the country to help
Americans understand what it truly means to be ready. This week it is time to focus on financial and legal readiness.
Americans at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In these stressful circumstances, having access to personal financial, insurance, medical, and other records is crucial for starting the process of recovery quickly and efficiently. Taking the time now to collect and secure these critical records will give you peace of mind and, in the event of an emergency, will ensure that you have the documentation needed to start the recovery process without delay.
To find out more about financial preparedness, visit Ready.gov.
This message is brought to you by the IUP Emergency Management Office.
This year’s theme for National Preparedness Month is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.”