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Taking Shelter From The Storm

Taking Shelter From The Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your House Every year, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other extreme windstorms injure and kill people, and damage millions of dollars worth of property in the United States. Even so, more and more people build houses in tornado- and hurricane-prone areas each year, possibly putting themselves into […]

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Social Distancing and Pandemic Readiness

The purpose of this document is to provide information and guidelines to local officials for social distancing planning. Social distancing is defined to include measures that increase the distance between individuals. These interventions can be applied to individuals, large groups or an entire community or region. They are designed to reduce personal interactions and thereby […]

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Preparing For Disaster For People With Disabilities

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 […]

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Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense

Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water. Consider two kits. In one, put everything you and your pets will need to stay where you are. The other should be a lightweight, smaller version you can take with you if you and […]

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Los Angeles Fire Department Emergency Preparedness

To those of us who live and work in the Greater Los Angeles area, earthquakes and other natural emergencies are a reality. In order to deal with this situation, emergency preparedness must become a way of life. In the event of a major earthquake or disaster, freeways and surface streets may be impassable and public […]

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In Home Shelter Manual

Tornadoes and hurricanes are some of the most destructive natural disaster causing phenomena. The state of Florida and other storm-prone areas have experienced a considerable impact from storm damage due to the hazardous effects of high winds and flooding from severe tropical storms and hurricanes. Table 1 and Table 2 list the categories and associated […]

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FEMA Are You Ready?

This guide has been prepared for direct dissemination to the general public and is based on the most reliable hazard awareness and emergency education information available at the time of publication, including advances in scientific knowledge, more accurate technical language, and the latest physical research on what happens in disasters. This publication is, however, too […]

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Family Emergency Handbook

Every day millions of people go to work, take their children to school, go on vacation, go shopping, or just get out and go for a drive. But every so often our routines change drastically due to accidents or other conditions. These are the times that make us realize how fragile our lives are, or […]

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Disaster Supply Kit

Prepare your kit – Tips for your disaster supplies kit.

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Disaster Handbook

Floods are an inevitable and natural part of life in Wisconsin, especially for those who live along streams and rivers. Counties that border the Mississippi and the Wisconsin rivers are the most flood prone, but serious floods have occurred throughout the state. It is important to be prepared and know what to do before disaster […]

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