September is National Preparedness Month.
To celebrate, a number of federal government agencies have teamed up to bring us America's PrepareAthon!, a promotion to get us all to make a plan when disaster strikes.
"Getting ready before disaster strikes" includes making an emergency plan, keeping a stock of flashlights and batteries, having bottled drinking water available, having a battery-operated radio to get news and information and creating a disaster supplies kit.
Part of that is having a well stocked first aid kit — and having all your medical information at hand. Consider using a mobile app to keep track of that information, such as the Southcoast MyHealth app I created to track your medications, allergies and contact info for your doctors and pharmacies.