The State of Montana, the National Weather Service, and Montana’s Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters is encouraging you to prepare for disasters during National Preparedness Month in September. Throughout the month, Montanans will be provided resources through social media and awareness campaigns to take steps to protect our communities and families from major disaster threats such as wildfires, storms, floods, and earthquakes.

“This year’s active wildfires have shown that unfortunately Montana is not immune to disasters,” says Governor Steve Bullock. “This month should serve as a reminder to us all of how important it is to be prepared and make an individual and family plan for when disaster strikes.”

National Preparedness Month is part of 'Ready,' a national public service advertising campaign.  This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”