no one really is prepared for an emergency, but there are steps you can take to be sure you are as prepared as you can possibly be for whatever kind of emergency should come your way.
Did you know that over 750,000 Americans live near a volcano? Do you know what to do if one erupts near you? Many of us have pets and we consider them part of our family. If an emergency happened, would you know what to do to secure your pet against harm? Since according to the SPCA over half of the people they interviewed said they would refuse to leave their pet behind in the case of an emergency, it might be a good idea to know just what you need to do if something happened and you had to evacuate your home.
These are the kinds of life and death decisions people make every day in emergency situations, and they make better decisions if they have done some emergency preparing about what they would need to do ahead of time. We learned from Hurricane Katrina just how vulnerable we all are, and there are all kinds of drastic weather conditions around the world even as I write this. Heat waves in Europe, hurricanes in Florida, ice storms in New York, the list is endless. The way to be ready is to know what you need to do for emergency planning and then try and be prepared for anything that can possibly come your way.
If you are just starting to think about this, and are considering moving from the big city to somewhere more rural, you will want to read our moving from city to country handbook first. It will give you the lowdown from someone who knows about what you need to consider for that big move out. If you have pets we have several guides to choose from including a pet disaster preparedness guide from a national pet sitter organization. It will walk you through every kind of disaster you can imagine and how to consider your pets when organizing your preparations. Finally, we have a family emergency plan that is written by Homeland Security to help everyone plan for a safe and secure future no matter what kind of emergency should happen.
Because we live in a time of upheaval, we all want to be prepared for the unexpected. Whether it is a hurricane, tornado or national emergency situation, we can all do our part with emergency planning. Know what the evacuation plans are in your area, make sure your family has a plan for meeting together during an emergency, and know what your options are before it happens.
Emergencies never happen when we want them to, so it pays to do emergency preparing and lucky for all of us there are plenty of guides out there that can help us be ready should disaster strike.
Moving from city to country can be challenging. This guide talks about what a man did in order to prepare himself for the move. With this guide, you'll learn 10 things that you can do to prepare yourself for the move.
This is a study on earthquake preparedness citizens groups. You'll learn about their atypical nature and the conditions of their emergence. Are they needed? This post can answer that question.
When it comes to being prepared for disasters, we also have to take our pets into consideration. This 19 page guide by NAPPS provides helpful information on pet disaster preparedness.
Emergency Response Planning Areas or ERPAs can help with identifying the area that's at risk during an emergency. This post details Delaware's new ERPAs and it provides instructions on what to do if your area is affected.
This is a family emergency plan set up by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide your family members with all the important information that they need in the event of an emergency.
If you're unprepared, disasters can quickly turn to tragedies for you and your loved ones. This disaster preparedness guide was written to help people like you by showing you how to deal with emergencies responsibly.
This guide shows the importance of citizen preparedness. It is considered as one of the authorities when it comes to providing information and tips on hazard awareness and emergency education information.
A bug out bag can be a realistic short-term supply solution. This post will provide you with a bug out bag contents list so you can be effective and efficient with your supplies.
This guide will show you the basics of setting up a bug out vehicle so that it can easily take you to safety in the event of an emergency or disaster. You'll also know more about the three schools of thoughts when it comes to BOVs.
This guide will teach you how to build your own survival kit. This post covers all the needed information from basic supplies to self-defense weapons. You'll also find helpful suggestions and recommendations.
This guide can help you plan ahead so you can minimize the threats posed by hurricanes. This guide provides you with complete details on how to prepare for a hurricane.
This is a post regarding the Delaware Emergency Notification System. You'll find all the answers to all your questions on how you can take advantage of the DENS.
This family preparedness calendar is a 6-month plan on the emergency preparedness activities that your family needs to do. Know exactly the things that you need to do and when to do them.
This emergency preparedness checklist lists down what you need to do in order to prepare yourself and your family for a sudden emergency. This guide can also help you formulate your own emergency plan.
There are a lot of things that you need to do to prepare your family for a disaster. This family preparedness guide groups them into seven steps that you can do to ensure your family preparedness.
This guide will teach you how you can store a food and water supply. This information is very important if you want to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.
This is the Homeland Security emergency preparedness guide issued to help prepare its readers for terrorist attacks and other emergencies. This guide will show you how you can get ready now.
This short guide aims to boost your preparedness for terrorism. This guide covers everything from initial preparation to first aid. This guide aims to minimize the effects of a terrorist attack.
Attached with this post is the guide issued by the American Red Cross on how to build the perfect survival kit. This kit can help you and your family survive emergency situations like earthquakes, hurricanes and the likes.
This post will teach you how to organize important documents in a binder. Most importantly, you'll know which documents to store and you'll be provided with tips on how to store them wisely.
If you live in an area that gets snow, it's important that you learn how to prepare for a winter storm. This document provides a short but complete checklist on what you need to do and what you need to have.
If you want to learn how to prepare for disaster, this guide will teach you what to do before disaster strikes. This guide will also teach you the things that you need to do during and after a disaster.
This document is a short checklist that will show you tips on how you can protect yourself against lightning and thunderstorms. You'll find tips that you can use before, during and after lightning and thunderstorms.
This post will first tell you why setting up a family disaster supplies kit is very important. Once you realize its importance, you can read on and know how to set one up effectively.
This guide will teach you family preparedness by teaching you how to set up a family disaster plan. You'll learn how to set up an emergency supply kit and you'll find steps on how to ensure your family's safety.
The LDS Preparedness Manual has been prepared for, and is intended to be read primarily by, the active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's packed with information and tips that conform to their beliefs.
A hazard mitigation plan can help you stay out of harm's way by showing you measures that you can implement like elevating your home and getting flood insurance. This post has information regarding flood and wind mitigation.
NAPPS is a trusted organization by pet owners. Recognizing the importance of including our pets in our disaster preparedness, the organization has made this pet disaster plan that also includes tips on evacuating with your pets.
Pet evacuation is something that can be problematic in the event of a hurricane or other disasters. This guide teaches you how to safely take care of your pets during these disasters.
This is a guide that can help your pets in disasters survive. This will teach you how to include your pets in your emergency plan. Basically, this is a guide for disaster preparedness for pet owners.
This is a brief but concise guide that will show you that preparation for a flood should be done right now. You'll know what to expect in the case of a flood and what you need to do to survive.
This is a complete guide on how you can ensure your family's emergency preparedness and response. You'll know how to prepare for emergencies and how to respond to them to ensure your family's safety.
It's important to know more about heat waves. This post contains safety tips for heat waves in addition to other important information about them.
A coastal storm is a valid threat. This post will provide you with detailed plans on the two things that you can do - stay or evacuate. You'll be provided with tips on how to survive with either one of them.
This post recommend items that should be in a basic emergency supply kit. This is a checklist that will teach you what should be in an emergency kit.
Hazardous materials accidents can easily cause chaos and confusion. This guide will teach you what you need to do during these accidents so you can easily gain control of the situation.
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