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ARE YOU PREPARED? WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE ON HAND AND DO.

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Natural Disaster Preparedness

The thing about natural disasters is that they can strike at any time in almost any place, even without warning. Throughout history, natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, floods, fires, hurricanes, and droughts had claimed millions or lives and destroyed countless properties. The best insurance for your life is to be well prepared to respond when natural disasters occur. Fortunately, there are lots of resources on the Internet by governments and various organizations that offer guidelines to help people prepare for all sorts of natural disasters. Here are some of the best resources on natural disaster preparedness.

Fire

  • Wildfire: The US Fire Administration provides a guideline to prepare for wildfire.
  • Firewise Communities: The program by the National Fire Protection Association to help communities prepare for fires.
  • Wildfire Preparedness: Travis County offers resources on wildfire preparedness as well as a checklist.
  • Defensible Space: Find out how to clear defensible space around homes and structures to survive a wildfire.
  • Wildfires: Follow these steps to prepare for wildfire disasters.

Volcanic Eruption

Avalanche

  • Avalanches: King County outlines the steps to prepare for avalanches.
  • Avalanche Awareness: The NY Department of Environmental Conservation provides safety information on avalanches.
  • Avalanche Safety: For people who are going to ski area boundaries, it’s best to learn these basic safety rules.
  • Avalanche Info: There’s an international avalanche watch as well as an online tutorial on avalanche safety.
  • Highway Safety: The manual highlights safety measures for highway safety during an avalanche.

Tsunami

Earthquake

Landslide

Flooding

  • Flooding: The US Search and Rescue Task Force offer a lot of information on flood preparedness and precautions.
  • Preparing for Flood: Some suggestions on how to prepare for floods.
  • Flood Preparedness: The City of Wood River offers a guideline to help people prepare for floods.
  • Home: There are instructions to help you protect your home against floods.
  • Emergency Flood Plan: A complete guide on creating an emergency flood plan for your family.

Hurricane

Tornado

  • Tornadoes: The National Severe Storms Laboratory offers comprehensive resources on tornadoes and tornado safety.
  • Home Tornado Plan: Here’s a guide to help you prepare a home tornado plan.
  • Preparedness Tips: Follow these tips to be fully prepared for tornadoes.
  • Getting Ready: Find out how you can get ready for the tornado season.
  • Highway Overpasses: The OCSWA explains the dangers of highway overpasses during a tornado.

Cyclone

Storm Surge

  • Storm Surges: The brochure provides information on storm surges and how to prepare for these natural disasters.
  • Hurricanes & Storm Surges: The State of Massachusetts offers information for hurricane and storm surge preparedness.
  • Storm Surge: Come here to learn about storm surges and safety procedures.
  • Hurricane & Storm Surge Safety: A good explanation of storm surges with safety tips for dealing with hurricanes and storm surges.
  • Storm Surge Safety: There’s a good section on preparing for storm surges.

Miscellaneous Natural Disaster Resources

  • Natural Disasters: Comprehensive resource center covering all health concerns, disaster relief, and pets.
  • Disaster Assistance: The place to get assistance for disasters.
  • Relief Web: The website provides information on humanitarian crises around the world, including natural disasters.
  • Safety & Security: There’s information on disaster mitigation, drought information, emergency management, fire danger report, and more.
  • Mitigation & Relief: The chapter focuses on the issues of mitigation and relief for natural disaster

 

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