Administration & Finance / News /

News Release


Ginger Walker
Emergency Management Specialist Planning and Business Continuity

September is National Preparedness Month: Do You Have an Emergency Kit?


Houston, Sept. 21, 2015 — Members of the University of Houston community are encouraged to build their own emergency kit.

September is National Preparedness Month, and all month long the UH Office of Emergency Management has been providing tips and important information on a whole host of different topics.

Now that the final week of the National Preparedness Campaign has arrived, the focus has turned to emergency kits.

It is important to have up to a 72-hour supply of food, water and basic supplies on hand in case of emergency. There is no time like the present to be prepared. Little acts of preparedness early can make handling an emergency later much easier. So, pull out an old duffle bag or plastic bin and start filling it with supplies that may be needed in an emergency.

The UH Office of Emergency Management and FEMA's Ready sites provide resources and information on how to build a kit.

Many more resources are available on the UH Office of Emergency Management website. Also, like them on the University of Houston Office of Emergency Management Facebook page where preparedness tips and resources are provided periodically.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 43,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.