In an emergency, would your family be ready? 

September is National Preparedness Month. What better time to make a plan, just in case?

Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month’s goal is to educate and empower U.S. citizens to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies. An emergency can be a natural disaster, a terrorist attack or even a water main break or power outage.

Have a plan.

  • Create an emergency plan for your family so they know how to communicate in a disaster and so you know where needed resources can be found.
  • Prepare your family for at least three days without electricity, running water or access to a grocery store. Assemble a disaster supply kit with at least three days of food and water.

Know your risk.

  • Bookmark or another local news website to stay up to date on the latest severe weather.
  • Sign up for emergency alerts through the City of Grand Junction. Do that here.
  • Get an NOAA weather radio.

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