Fort Huachuca's Army Community Service (ACS) Exceptional Family Program (EFMP) manager reminds families to update emergency plans during National Preparedness Month.

September is National Preparedness Month and Ready Army is the Army's proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, their Families, Army Civilians and contractors of relevant hazards and encouraging them to Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.

"Every Family is unique and our life circumstances can change," said Audrey Peterson-Hosto, Fort Huachuca's EFMP manager. "Be sure to update your emergency plans and kits to reflect your current needs, even if the change is temporary. Remember that people with long-term or temporary disabilities must take a proactive approach to ensure that their safety needs are included in all emergency planning."

Those with physical disabilities can have complications during emergency evacuations, and those with visual, hearing or mental disabilities may have difficulty leaving familiar surroundings. Others with medical conditions may be dependent on devices or medications that need to travel with them.