Guide to Preparedness Now - Links to Prepare for Natural Emergencies/Disasters
General Links covering a variety of topics:
Be Prepared for Natural Disasters: This article has good information for homeowners and renters about how to prepare for and deal with a natural disaster as well as specific information for different types of natural disasters.
Community Preparedness: When disaster strikes, often, we rely on our friends and neighbors for help. Read here to better understand how the whole community plays a role in natural disasters.
Disaster Preparedness for Pets: It is important to be sure your furry friends are protected in a natural disaster. Read here to find out how you can ensure that your pets stay safe.
Natural Disaster Preparedness: This page has some good yet simple tips on how to deal with and prepare for several different types of natural disasters.
Natural Disasters: Be Aware, Be Prepared: This page has helpful information about how to be aware of potential natural disasters along with a helpful checklist of items you may need to sustain yourself until the disaster passes.
Planning Ahead: Here are some more simple yet effective ways you can plan ahead for a natural disaster.
Preparing Children for Emergencies : This site has some ideas and lesson plans for teachers and parents so they can teach their children about being prepared for natural disasters.
Preparing for Emergencies: The Red Cross has some helpful information that anyone can use to assist them with being prepared in the event of an emergency.
Protect Your Property: This page has some good advice on how you can protect your property in the event of a natural disaster.
Links covering specific natural disasters:
Earthquakes: FEMA offers some helpful information on earthquakes and how you and your family can prepare for them if you live in an earthquake-prone area.
Earthquake Tips: California has the most earthquakes in the United States. Here are some quick tips to follow if you experience an earthquake in your area.
Fire Preparedness Resources: Click on this link to read more about how to be safe in the event of a fire and how to prepare for one just in case.
Flood Preparation: This easy-to-read chart breaks down some steps you should follow in order to cope with a flood before it happens, during the flood, and what to do afterward.
Floods and Your Family (PDF): This printable handout is a great resource to help you and your family better understand how to cope and survive in the event of a flood.
Hurricane Preparation: Find out how you can protect your property and family when a hurricane is approaching, and learn more about what to do before, during, and after the storm.
Hurricane Prep for Families: Learn about how you can be prepared in the event of an oncoming hurricane and how to create your own disaster plan.
Tornado Preparedness and Response: Tornadoes strike several times in the United States each year. This website has a lot of useful information to help you understand tornadoes and learn how to be better prepared.