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National Preparedness Month – September 2022

National Preparedness Month – September 2022

National Preparedness Month – September 2022

A Lasting Legacy

Each year September is observed as National Preparedness Month to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. This year’s theme is “A Lasting Legacy: The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.” With the theme in mind, have you developed, updated, or communicated emergency plans that will help protect your loved ones? If not, don’t worry!  MELE Associates, Inc. can help.

According to the Montgomery County, MD Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, there are four steps to ensure emergency preparedness:

  • Stay Informed
  • Make a Plan
  • Make a Kit
  • Get Involved

OEMHS has a variety of resources to help you get prepared, including workbooks, emergency kit checklists, brochures, coloring books, communication plans, and more.  MELE Associates, Inc. was an integral part in redesigning, translating, and making some of these resources available for the residents of Montgomery County, specifically the preparedness brochures, some of which are available in 6 languages.

To download the preparedness brochures, visit:

For additional languages and other resources, please visit

Not a resident of Montgomery County, MD? Visit for weekly themes, videos,  and more, including the President’s Proclamation for National Preparedness Month 2022, or visit for free publications to help you prepare and plan.