P: Prepared at all times, for all potential events, natural and manmade

R: Ready, do you have that “go bag” for leaving quickly and “family disaster plan” for recovering?

E: Every day do something to further your preparedness, one bite of the elephant at a time

P: Provide a good environment to teach your children good preparedness habits

A: Alert to your surroundings so that you are never caught unprepared, do you have “Alerts” on your phone and a weather radio

R: Respect for the weather and potential natural disaster events at home and when you travel

E: Education is the key! We need to educate our children and teach good preparedness habits when they are young.

D: Do not ever fall into the “it won’t happen here” trap!

N: Neighbor helping neighbor in our Whole Community Approach to disaster preparedness

E: Early warnings should always be followed for impending Natural Hazard events

S: Safe habits, taught at an early age can create sustainable communities

S: Smart people take their Disaster Preparedness seriously for both their families and themselves!

Be Smart, Be Prepared, Stay Safe!