September is National Preparedness Month

Preparedness2Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR) is encouraging Virginians to ready themselves for hurricane season as well as other disasters by making plans for how to stay safe and communicate during an emergency. Preparedness Month, observed nationwide in September, reminds Virginians to collect supplies as well as make and share a plan for the protection of their families, homes, and communities. To assist Virginians with all hazard disaster planning, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and its Ready Virginia app offer resources that include check lists of essential supplies, step-by-step guides for staying safe in emergency conditions, and instructions to stay informed of critical community updates. Take the time today to review these helpful tips then sit down with your family and “make a plan” .