SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 - Nevadans Urged to Take Control in 1, 2, 3 During National Preparedness Month

Contact: Liz Martins, Public Information Officer
E-mail: emartins@doi.nv.gov   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2023


Carson City, NV – September 21, 2023 - September is National Preparedness Month, and this year's theme, "Take Control in 1, 2, 3," focuses on empowering everyone, especially older adults, to take these three simple proactive steps to prepare for emergencies and disasters:

1. Assess your needs. Understand your unique needs, whether it's medication that requires refrigeration, needing access to mobility or assistive devices, or caring for your pet. Additionally, make sure to create a detailed home inventory of your valuable items and store it in a secure location.

2. Make a plan. Once you've got a handle on your needs, it's time to make a plan. Consider what steps you'd take, where you'd go, and what essentials to pack in your emergency kit. For peace of mind, also consider giving your insurance agent or broker a call to review your policy and ensure you have an adequate amount of coverage in place. Visit
Ready.gov/older-adults and Ready.gov/es/adultos-mayores for more helpful resources on how to get prepared.

3. Engage your support network. Get to know your neighbors because they, along with your family and friends, can serve as a valuable support system, offering both emotional and practical assistance before, during, and after a disaster.

For more information on how to prepare, or if you have general insurance questions, contact The Nevada Division of Insurance at (888) 872-3234 or visit DOI.NV.GOV.

About the Nevada Division of Insurance

The mission of the Nevada Division of Insurance is to protect the rights of Nevada consumers in their experiences with the insurance industry and to ensure the financial solvency of insurers. For more information about the Division of Insurance, visit DOI.NV.GOV or follow the Division on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram.