September is National Preparedness Month. Make sure you have a plan for you and your family. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. This list of books can help give you ideas on what to do in case of disasters that may hit in your area.

  • Prepare your family for survival

    In Prepare Your Family for Survival, readers learn the basics of water and food storage, where to start and what to work toward for serious preparation, as well as 72-hour kits and evacuation plans.

  • Survival mom

    Whether you're a full-fledged "prepper" or just getting started, with real-life stories and customizable forms and checklists along with Lisa's "you can do it" attitude, Survival Mom replaces paranoia and panic with the peace of knowing YOU have the power to keep your loved ones safe and secure.

  • Survival

    Encourages Americans to adopt a culture of disaster preparedness, drawing on examples from Hurricane Katrina to outline practical suggestions on how to prepare for and respond to catastrophic events.

  • City adrift

    Comprehensive and balanced, City Adrift provides not only an assessment of what went wrong in the Big Easy during and following Hurricane Katrina, but also, more importantly, a road map of what must be done to ensure that such a devastating tragedy is never repeated.

  • The edge of disaster

    In this eye-opening, vitally important new book, Flynn issues an overdue wake-up call demanding that we shake off our denial and sense of helplessness and start preparing immediately for a safer future.

  • Extreme weather hits home

    Our homes are one of the most expensive investments we will ever make. They are also our refuge from the elements, and we must protect them so they can protect us. This book is a valuable resource for all property owners.

  • How to survive the end of the world as we know it

    The ultimate guide to total preparedness and self-reliance, this work, written by one of the best-known survival experts, contains everything people need to know in order to prepare and protect themselves.

  • Lights out

    Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America's power grid is not only possible but likely and that it would be devastating and examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe.

  • Prepared not paranoid

    This book serves as a guide for safe daily living, not as a self-defense manual. The authors raise awareness and offer important information so people feel more confident moving through daily life as safely as possible.

  • The prepper next door

    The Prepper Next Door: A Practical Guide For Disaster And Emergency Planning recommends Americans make modest preparations to plan for disasters, emergencies, and unexpected life contingencies.