Emergency Preparedness Links

Food Safety in an Emergency – How to keep food safe during and after an emergency, such as a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power.  

What to do when the air is unsafe to breathe– Some potential emergencies could send tiny microscopic "junk" into the air airborne mold, volcanic ash particles, biological terrorist attack may release germs. Know what to do. 

American Red Cross– Information about recent disaster around the world plus information about preparing homes, work places and schools for disasters, and getting help

FEMA Disaster Preparation– Preparing for every kind of disaster including Earthquake, Fire, Flood, Hazardous Material incidents, Hurricanes, Landslides, Terrorism, Tornados, Tsunamis, Winter Storms and more

Storm Prediction Center – NOAA’s National Weather Serice Storm Tracking map of the US showing current storms, storm watches and storm warnings

National Hurricane Center – Forcasting and tracking hurricanes

Flood Zones– Are you in a Flood Zone? Do you need Flood Insurance (and don’t have it)? Check your address at the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) website, plus get lots of extremely useful info.

Wildfire Preparedness– A homeownere’s guide to wildfire retrofitting your  home, firewise landscaping and construction and more

More good info on preparing in wildfire country

Are You Ready? publication – a 204 page manual on preparedness put out by FEMA. You can download the entire manual (21MB) or open and read or print individual sections.

CDC Preparedness and Response Center– preparing for & responding to specific hazards including natural disasters, bioterrorism, chemical emergencies and radiation emergencies

Flu.gov– Know what to do about the Flu

ASPCA Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet – Get a free Emergency Pet Alert Sticker for your home. Info on preparing for your pets including birds, reptiles and other small animals.

Disaster Preparedness for Businesses of All Sizes– by the SBA (Small Business Administration). The materials and resources on this Web site can help small businesses make plans to recover from financial losses and business interruption and to protect their employees, the community and the environment.

Keeping Fur and Feather Friends Safe– Kind Planet’s Emergency Preparedness for your pets

Ready.gov– Emergency preparedness guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, lists and explains specific threats and response.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

DisasterAssistance.gov– locate and apply for assistance in case of a disaster

FEMA for Kids– This site teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. They can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.

FEMA - Publication Downloads– Documents you can download from FEMA