Friday, January 2, 2009

Be Prepared - American Red Cross Preparedness Information

Start the new year right....Be Prepared!!

Be Prepared - American Red Cross Preparedness Information

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services--water, gas, electricity or telephones--were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Therefore, the best way to make your family and your home safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes.

Family Disaster PlanningPreparing for Disaster (A4600)(FEMA 475)Make sure your family has a plan in place before a disaster occurs. Tips are provided on how to prepare for any event with a plan that includes a supplies kit and emergency checklist for your important personal considerations, items and documents.

Helping Children Cope with Disasters (A4499)(FEMA 478)Find tips on how to help your child to cope with disaster.

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs (A4497)(FEMA 476)Additional information for the elderly and people with mobility impairments or hearing, seeing, or learning disabilities.

Animal SafetyMake sure you are ready to handle pets, service animals and livestock during an emergency.

Financial PreparationsHow to minimize property damage and financial risks.

Business & Industry Guide A step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response and recovery for companies of all sizes.

Emergency Preparedness Kit Emergencies can strike at any time. Be prepared with an Emergency Preparedness Kit, Adult 1- or 3-day. Disaster preparedness materials for seniors, children, people with disabilities and animal and pet owners.

For information on keeping safe during specific types of disasters, please see our Disaster Safety section of the Web site.

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