September is National Preparedness Month

Published on September 01, 2023


The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas (UG) will be supporting National Preparedness Month and is encouraging everyone to know your risk, take action, and be an example where you live.

This year’s campaign focuses on older adult preparedness. Older adults are disproportionately impacted by the types of weather-related emergencies and natural disasters that are becoming increasingly frequent and severe. Older adults who have chronic illnesses, functional limitations, or disabilities are especially vulnerable.

“This summer, we have experienced severe storms and extreme heat,” said Mayor Tyrone Garner. “These events should serve as a reminder of how important it is to be prepared for a variety of emergency situations that may be of concern to you and your loved ones.  I encourage all residents to take advantage of all available resources and to ensure you and your family are well prepared.”

The Unified Government, alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ready Campaign will be encouraging residents and older adults to take the following preparedness actions:

More information can be found on or at Information on the different types of hazards is available at or the Spanish-language website