National Preparedness Month 2015
National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder that we must take action to prepare for disasters now and throughout the year. Learn what we are doing and what you can do to help keep yourself, your family, and even your community safe and healthy in a disaster. Learn More >>
Don't Wait! Communicate! Make your Emergency Plan Today!
When disaster strikes, your family might not be together. Make a plan so that your family can get in touch with each other. Learn about your area's emergency alerts, have a plan for finding your loved ones in a disaster, share information, and practice your plan. Get started today! Learn More >>
Staying Healthy with a Hurricane and a Baby on the Way
Shelly Lopez Gray, MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC; Labor and Delivery Nurse at Houston Methodist San Jacinto, recalls how she relied on her mom, her neighbors, and some emergency supplies to help her make it out of Houston, TX safely during a 17 hour evacuation in advance of Hurricane Rita. Learn More >>
Overpacker or Prepared? A Plan & a Go-bag Helped this Dad's Family When Seconds Counted.
Ron Piedrahita has an unusual talent: he can get a lot of stuff into a very small space. He is also meticulous about keeping his family's go-bags up to date. When a derecho blew through his neighborhood, Ron was able to get his family out of the house in minutes with everything from clothes that fit his growing toddler to her favorite stuffed animal, "piggy", thanks in part to his well-stocked and frequently updated go-bags. Learn More >>