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Be ahead of the curve and prepare for a disaster. Did you know that ONLY about one-third of all Americans are prepared for a disaster?

  • Ready.gov

    This site provides planning tools and teaches things you need to know to be prepared for a natural disaster. Read More

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    Ready.gov
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    Spanish / Español
  • Be Red Cross Ready

    Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. You can do all of that on this website. Good place to start preparing for a natural disaster. Read More

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    Red Cross
  • Evacuating Your Pets

    If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system, are the same for any emergency. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what’s best for you is typically what’s best for your animals. Content Detail

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    FEMA
  • Evacuating Yourself and Your Family

    Evacuations are more common than many people realize. Fires and floods cause evacuations most frequently across the U.S. and almost every year, people along coastlines evacuate as hurricanes approach. In addition, hundreds of times a year, transportation and industrial accidents release harmful substances, forcing many people to leave their homes. Content Detail

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    Ready.gov
  • FEMA

    For the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of terrorism present a real challenge. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations. Protecting yourself and your family when disaster strikes requires planning ahead. This booklet will help you get started. Read More

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    Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs
  • Make a Disaster Preparedness Plan

    It is important to make sure that the entire family is prepared and informed in the event of a disaster or emergency. You may not always be together when these events take place and should have plans for making sure you are able to contact and find one another. Content Detail

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    Red Cross
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    Spanish / Español
  • National Disaster Legal Aid

    National website for people affected by natural disasters and legal aid attorneys who are helping people in the aftermath. Read More

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    ProBono.Net
  • Wildfire Preparedness

    Information on how to prepare for, respond during and recover after a wildfire. Read More

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    Red Cross
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    Spanish / Español