All Tennessee families should have disaster kits.
September is National Preparedness Month
NASHVILLE – Have a Plan. Have a Kit. With September designated as National Preparedness Month, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are urging residents to plan now for what they would need to do in a disaster, and to have a kit of materials to take care of themselves and their families.
TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, and TEMA Director James Bassham will be taking their “Have a Plan; Have a Kit” message across the state throughout September as they promote the importance of emergency preparedness. While both emphasize the state’s capabilities to respond to disasters, they say individuals and families must be prepared to assume a role in personal health and safety.