September is National Preparedness Month

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska's Consumer Protection & Information Section joins the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in encouraging communities to learn about ways to be prepared in an emergency. Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. A few tips to keep in mind:

  • Always call 911 if you are in immediate danger and need emergency help.

  • Always put generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Generator exhaust is toxic and can sicken or kill you.

  • If your drinking water is from a private well, know our state or local contacts for inspecting the safety of your drinking water after a flood.

  • Keep at least a 3-day drinking water supply per person, and don’t forget pets.

  • If your home is on a septic system, know whom to call to have it inspected after a flood before you use it.

  • Report suspected spills, contamination, or possible violations.

  • Know how to get emergency alerts and messages before you need them.

For more information regarding ways to plan for a natural disaster or other emergency, go to the EPA’s website below:

Date Issued: 9/1/2024