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Preparedness Factsheets

The best way to survive a disaster and be able to quickly recover is to be prepared. There are a number of things that you can do to help prepare you and your family for a disaster. These factsheets will help give you information so that you can be prepared.

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Hurricane Preparedness

The key to surviving a hurricane is preparation. This factsheet takes you through the thought process of what needs to be done before a storm so that you are prepared.

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Protecting Valuable Records

Many people assume that floods, storms, hurricanes and other disasters happen to someone else, and many people postpone taking care of family papers. This factsheet helps you to determine what …

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Coalition Formation - How to Create a Coalition on Disaster Recovery Before a Disaster

What is a coalition and how can It help? A disaster recovery coalition is an organization of concerned citizens that advocates for services, policies and programs to accomplish specific goals …

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Helping Your Family Prepare Before a Disaster

Don’t be reluctant to talk with your family about the possibility of a hurricane, fire, tornado or flood. Thought and action before the disaster hits usually helps family members react …

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Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Failure

After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains how to safely prepare food when you have no power.

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Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is no gas or electricity for cooking.

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Correct Potential Hazards Before a Disaster

During and right after a disaster, any household item that can move, fall, break, or cause a fire becomes a home hazard. To minimize possible danger, inspect your home now …

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Caring for Your Pets in an Emergency

Making arrangements for your pets should be part of your household disaster planning. If you must evacuate your home, it’s always wise to take your pets with you. Although trained …

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A Disaster Kit for Staying at Home

This publication covers the supplies you will need at home in the event of an emergency or disaster.

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Evacuation Disaster Kit

This publication covers the supplies you will need for a lengthy stay in a shelter during an emergency or disaster.

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Storm Safety in High-Rise Buildings

Storm safety for managers and residents of high-rise buildings before and during a hurricane are covered in this factsheet.

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Evacuating Safely

This publication covers the supplies needed for an evacuation due to an emergency or disaster, as well as a checklist of things to do before leaving your house.

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Traveling Safely by Car in an Emergency

This publication offers a checklist of items to ensure your car is in working order in the event of an evacuation during an emergency or disaster.

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If You Don't Leave - Establishing a Safe Place

If you stay at your house during an emergency or disaster, take the following actions to ensure you are well prepared.

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Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration on hand or in an evacuation kit.

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Purchasing a Back-Up Generator for the Farm

This publication contains important information and safety tips regarding gasoline-powered generators to be used in an emergency or disaster.

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