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Posted on: August 30, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month: “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. But You Can.”

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Disaster can strike at any time and in honor of National Preparedness Month, residents are encouraged to connect with the Village of Lombard on social media, and to create a family emergency plan. “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Throughout September, the Village of Lombard will share useful tips and information on how to prepare for emergencies. Taking a few minutes to create an emergency kit and an emergency plan now, can help keep your family safe and calm if a disaster strikes. Families can create a contact list including work, personal and medical phone numbers that children may use in emergencies. Part of your plan should also include a neighborhood meeting place and a regional meeting place in case family members get lost or separated.  

Emergency kits should be prepared ahead of time and should include important items including batteries, bottled water, prescription medicines, phone charger and a back-up battery and any necessary medical equipment. For additional preparation plans and suggested emergency kit items, please visit www.ready.gov/september  to learn how to help keep you and your family informed and safe in times of emergencies, disasters or crises.

In times of emergency, the Village of Lombard will notify residents of informative updates on the Village website at www.VillageofLombard.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/villageoflombard, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lilacvillage, and through the Village’s e-newsletter at www.villageoflombard.org/enews. If you are already signed up for these notifications, encourage your family members and friends to sign up as well. Please contact Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Howell at (630)620-5761 for more information.


Below information is from www.ready.gov/september 

Make a Plan Today


Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 items with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.

  • Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

    How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?

Step 2:  Consider specific needs in your household.

As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance.  Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:


Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan

Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use them as a guide to create your own.


Additional Resources:



Week 2:  September 10-16


Week 3: Sept. 17 - 23

  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
  • Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency
  • Participate in an emergency drill
  • Know how to access community resources (e.g., shelters, food banks)


Week 4: Sept. 24 - 30

Week 4: September 24-30
Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger 

  • Get your campus, business, faith-based organization and community organization prepared for an emergency
  • Connect with the Village of Lombard on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for the weekly e-newsletter at www.villageoflombard.org/enews. In times of emergency, we will share important information on these platforms. 





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