September is Preparedness Month!

September is Preparedness Month!

When people talk about risks and emergencies, you may think of recent events such as UK storms and flooding, the COVID-19 pandemic, the refugee crisis or global disasters. What if we told you that being prepared is not just for those head-line grabbing incidents? Power cuts, water main bursts, gas leaks, fires, transport strikes and road closures are just some examples of disruption people face every day. Taking proactive steps to be better prepared will help you not only with everyday emergencies but also with those unknown ‘black swan’ events.

September is the month to proactively prepare and build resilience for what might come in the future.

Each day will have a different theme, including weather preparedness, volunteering and how to prepare the household and people in it.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for the daily updates!

Let us know what you’re doing to prepare by tagging @somersetprepare and using the hashtag #30Days30WaysUK

Joanna Barker