Be Prepared

Did you know that less than half of U.S. households have an emergency plan? Or that just 34 percent of people have readiness supplies in their car? And yet 42 percent of individuals report that they would need some kind of help during a disaster.

No one wants to think about it, but we all need to think about it. If a disaster strikes, are you prepared both professionally and personally? With September marking National Preparedness Month, there’s no better time than now to ask these questions. And there’s no better time to ask your clients if they’re prepared too.

Here at the AVMA, we’re a member of the National Preparedness Month Coalition, and we’re encouraging our staff and our members to take the time this month to learn about potential emergencies and disasters, and how they can best prepare for them at work, at home and in their community. We’ve made the planning process easier for everyone by gathering preparedness resources on our website. Please take a look – and urge your clients to do the same – because the best way to deal with an emergency or disaster is to be prepared before it strikes.

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