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Are You Prepared to Fend off Disaster Bullies?

Nobody likes a bully. They come in and seem to do whatever it takes to disrupt your life and make things difficult. In that respect, bullies and a disasters have a lot in common. They’re mean, aren’t too concerned about your feelings, and they can often come out of nowhere to cause chaos.

However, being prepared and knowing what to do when faced with a disaster bully can go a long way to help reduce the impacts to you, your home, and your loved ones.

September is National Preparedness Month, a month designated each year as a time to raise awareness and encourage individuals, families, businesses, and more to learn and understand your disaster risks and take the simple yet critical steps necessary to be prepared.

Earthquakes

There are many who say if you are prepared for an earthquake, you are prepared for any disaster. Would you be ready for this bully to come along? You can be!

Floods

Flooding is among the most common disasters and each year often proves to be the most destructive and costly type of disaster across the country. As winter approaches, have you considered how prepared you are for the storms? Check out what you can do to be ready!

Hurricanes

You may not know it as things have been relatively calm and collected this year along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, but we are smack dab in the middle of hurricane season. When the winds start swirling and the rain starts pouring down, make sure you have plans in place to keep your family out of harm’s way.

Tornadoes

Tornadoes are among the most frightening disasters, not only for their destructive nature but also because they are so unpredictable. For those who live in areas at risk of tornado events, being prepared is an absolute must!

This September, make disaster preparedness a priority for you and your loved ones. The Red Cross has a ton of great resources to help you get started or give you a refresher! And join the National Preparedness Month conversation on Facebook and Twitter @RedCross to let us know how you’re doing using the hashtag #NatlPrep.

There’s no time like the present to get prepared!

Note: These videos were created to emphasize the importance of being prepared for disasters. They are in no way intended to minimize the devastating affects of disasters OR the seriousness of bullying, which affects thousands of people of all ages everyday.