September is National Preparedness Month, and, after a winter storm earlier this year and recent impacts from Hurricane Ida, now is a good time to think about preparing for disasters.

Richardson’s Office of Emergency Management helps take the guesswork out of preparing by providing a checklist of everything that should be included in a disaster supply “kit” as well as how to make a family emergency communication plan. The information is available online here and in printed form on a table just inside the west doors of City Hall and at the Library’s First Floor Information Desk—pick up for free during regular business hours. The Library also has children’s kits available in the children’s area.

If you’ve already built a kit, this month is a good time to check it to make sure supplies have not expired, such as food and batteries.

Website: Office of Emergency Management | Richardson, TX (