Disasters don’t wait

September is National Preparedness Month, a reminder to take time to prepare for emergencies.

Disasters don’t wait until you’re ready, so take time to plan and prepare today.

Here are some tips:

• Planning starts at home, so know the threats in the area where you live.

• Sign up to receive local emergency alerts and warnings.

• Replace outdated stock in your personal emergency preparedness kit.

• Update your emergency contact information.

• Exercise your family and household communication plan.

• Familiarize yourself with the local evacuation routes and shelter locations.

The USPS National Preparedness website is a valuable resource for materials to aid in your emergency preparedness efforts.