Prep Day: FEMA’S National Day of Action

FEMA's National Day of Action, part of National Preparedness Month, teaches people about what they can do to protect themselves during a natural disaster.
FEMA National Day of Action
Grapevine, Texas, April 30, 2014 -- Students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in Grapevine, TX simulate sheltering in place during an America's PrepareAthon! Day of Action drill on April 30. The students held a pep rally at Cross Timbers Middle School.|Photo by FEMA / Stephanie Moffett

Twice a year, FEMA holds a National Day of Action.

Scheduled for Sept. 30 — the final day of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month — the National Day of Action gathers together individuals, communities and organizations for the purpose of learning about potential disasters and what people can do to protect themselves and others in the event of a natural disaster.

Participants will learn the ropes of preparing for and dealing with six specific hazards:

1. Earthquakes
2. Floods
3. Hurricanes
4. Tornados
5. Wildfires
6. Winter storms

Register now for FEMA’s National Day of Action and share details about your planned awareness activities and events, engage with like-minded community members in discussion forums online and share ideas on how to increase preparedness amongst your community.

For more information about disasters, preparedness, and ways to get involved in America’s National Day of Action, please visit