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Disaster and Emergency Planning


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Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
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Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
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Learn how to protect yourself and your family against all types of hazards. Develop, pratice and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect yourself and your property.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Earthquake Safety Checklist
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Earthquake Safety Checklist
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This quick reference guide helps individuals and families prepare for an earthquake and prevent earthquake-related damage to their homes. The easy-to-read booklet features instructions on conducting earthquake drills and "hazard hunts." Also included are a checklist of disaster supplies, tips on what to do during and after an earthquake, and additional resources.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners
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Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners
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There are no guarantees of safety during earthquakes, but properly constructed and strengthened homes are far less likely to collapse or be damaged during earthquakes. FEMA advises you to act on the suggestions outlined in this booklet and make yourself, your family, and your home safer.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Emergency Communications
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Emergency Communications
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Gain an understanding of what happens to U.S. communications systems during an emergency and how best to use them during a crisis or disaster.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Floods: The Awesome Power
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Floods: The Awesome Power
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This preparedness guide explains flood-related hazards and suggests lifesaving actions you can take. With this information you can recognize a flood potential, develop a plan, and be ready when threatening weather approaches.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for People With Disabilities
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Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for People With Disabilities
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This guide outlines commonsense measures individuals with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs, and the people who assist and support them can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Ready Kids Activity Book
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Ready Kids Activity Book
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A coloring book with interactive activities to teach children about emergency preparedness.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning...
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Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning...
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This preparedness guide explains thunderstorms and related hazards and suggests life-saving actions YOU can take. With this information, you can recognize severe weather, develop a plan, and be ready to act when threatening weather approaches.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Tips For Helping Students Recovering From Traumatic Events
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Tips For Helping Students Recovering From Traumatic Events
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Information for parents and students coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Wildfire...Are You Prepared?
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Wildfire...Are You Prepared?
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Homes that survive wildfires almost always do so because their owners had prepared for the eventuality of fire. Learn the steps you can take to protect your home.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Your Disaster Checklist
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Your Disaster Checklist
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This is a checklist to help consumers gather the financial information they would need after an emergency. It contains spaces for account information and customer service numbers as well as checklists of other important documents they should have in case of an emergency. (Previous item number: 620Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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