While things look different this year, one thing remains the same: the time to get ready is now. National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. It serves as a reminder to take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, learn,and worship. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.

Consider your family plan. Homeowners, families, communities, and businesses can use this opportunity to find ways or help others understand more about preparing for disasters and reducing risks to health and the environment. 

Generator Safety
Generator exhaust is toxic and can kill you. ALWAYS run generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Never use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas. Carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and linger for hours. Carbon Monoxide's Impact on Air Quality

Recovering After a Flood
Flooding can damage septic systems, contaminate drinking water wells, bring mold, and more. Avoid any contact with flood water or sediment due to threat of contamination. Learn how to keep you, your family, and others safe. Flood recovery information

Report spills or contamination
After a storm, if you find a possible spill, oil, or hazardous environmental contamination, report it by calling the National Response Center at 800-424-8802. Remember, CALL 911 if you are in immediate danger or if someone is hurt. Reporting hazardous spills or contamination information

Start an Emergency Fund
We can help you start an emergency fund to help offset the costs if a disaster strikes. Making small deposits monthly in to this fund can add up. Your emergency fund will offer help when you need it most. We also offer FREE financial reviews to help before and after an emergency. Start today, call us at 1-888-254-9500 or call/visit your nearest Marquette Bank branch.

How to report an emergency:

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger, or if someone is injured, has trouble breathing, or is unconscious.

  • To report oil, chemical, or hazardous substance releases or spills, call the National Response Center 800-424-8802.

  • For pesticide poisoning, call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.

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If you would like to learn more, the following resources are a great way to learn.

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