The month of September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Therefore an important question to ask is what are you doing for National Preparedness Month (NPM)? During this month, people are reminded to prepare themselves and their families now and throughout the year. Most importantly NPM focuses on helping people to think ahead and prepare in the case of a disaster. If more people thought about this and prepared more people would be better prepared in the case of a disaster. If more people were prepared there would be less chaos and panic when disaster does strike.