Preparedness Newsletter

This Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources, an important part of FEMA's mission to help people before, during, and after disasters. We're building a culture of preparedness together.

Individual and Community Preparedness Newsletter

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Introducing the New Ready Kids Webpages

The theme for Week 3 of National Preparedness Month (September 15-21) is "Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters." This week, FEMA's Ready Campaign launched newly updated web pages. is the youth preparedness platform for the Ready Campaign. The site now has an updated look and new, interactive search features. Site visitors can find games, activities, tools to prepare, disaster information, and curricula for kids and teens of all ages, their families, and those who work with youth. Visit the new today and see below for more youth-focused National Preparedness Month events!


Webinar: Youth Can Help With Preparedness

This webinar will feature FEMA experts and a member of the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). They will discuss the needs of children and families before, during, and after disasters. They will also talk about how YPCs can improve community resilience. Finally, they will share new programs and tools for kids launched this year.

The webinar will be Tuesday, September 24, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. Learn more and register here.


Podcast: Teaching Children What to do in an Emergency

This episode of the FEMA Podcast featured a round table discussion with a few members of the FEMA team. They discussed the important roles children can play in building a culture of preparedness.

Listen here or on Apple iTunes and Google Play.


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