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  • Writer's pictureCathy Hertler

Your Guide to September

It’s September already? Here’s what’s going on this month.

Labor Day It may signal the end of summer vacation, but Labor Day is also a time to acknowledge the contributions of all hardworking Americans.

Grandparents’ Day

Grandparents hold a special place in our hearts. Sharing time together is one of the best ways to show them how much you love them.

National Dance Day Bust a move. Cut a rug. Put a little groove in your step. There’s no right or wrong way to say it, just dance!

National Cleanup Day Take part in this nationwide effort to keep our parks, trails, beaches, and outdoor spaces clean. Check out Billerica's Clean Up Group!

Fall Begins “A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.” - Unknown

Good Neighbor Day Strong communities begin with good neighbors who look out for one another. If you don’t know your neighbors, take the first step and introduce yourself.

Each September, National Preparedness Month is observed as a reminder to #BeReady in case of natural disaster or emergency. recommends taking the following steps to prepare yourself and your household for the unexpected.

Make a Plan Know what types of disasters are likely to happen in your area, and talk to your family about what everyone should do if disaster strikes. Consider things like shelter, evacuation routes, emergency meeting places, and how you will communicate. Remember to practice your plan regularly.

Build a Kit Ensure you have enough food, water, and supplies to last you for several days. Consider the needs of everyone in your household, such as special medicines or pet food. Keep a kit at home, at work, and in your car, and be sure to maintain and update your kit as needed.

Be Prepared Sign up for emergency alerts, check your insurance coverage, and prepare your home to better withstand a severe weather event. Learn about different hazards and how to safely respond to each.

When it comes to disaster preparedness, plan for the worst but hope for the best. Ensuring you have a plan in place will give you peace of mind and help you navigate to safety in the event of an emergency.

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