Overview of Emergency Preparedness Resources

Natural disasters are both unexpected and horrific. To protect your family and yourself, it is important to take the proper precautions in the event of any emergency. Planning an evacuation route and stocking emergency supplies are essential aspects of being prepared in the event of an emergency.

Follow every precaution for the following disasters to ensure the safety of you, your family, and neighbors.

Tornado

OCHA Disaster Response Preparedness Toolkit

Nature’s Most Violent Storms

Hurricane

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Preparedness Guide for Businesses

Flood/Flash Flood

Get Ready for the Rain: Flood Guide

Flood Checklist

Earthquake

Dare to Prepare

Earthquake Info

Blizzard/White Out

Cold Weather Guide

Winter Weather Glossary

Tsunami

Tsunami resources

Tsunami Hazard Mitigation and Information

Fire Emergency

NSW Rural Fire Service

15 Point Strategy for Fire Preparedness

Some assistance is available to communities that have been affected by a natural disaster and suffered the loss of life, property, and community resources. If your community has been affected by a natural disaster, consider the following resources and assistance:

FEMA- Apply for assistance, gain a better understanding of emergency assistance and what you need to do to qualify.

The Red Cross- well-known emergency first responders, The Red Cross helps communities internationally.

Disaster Relief Agency Directory- A comprehensive list of agencies whose purpose it is to provide relief to communities worldwide.

AusAid- A government sponsored aid organization in Australia.

UNICEF- Responding to emergencies with a focus on quality care and assistance for the children of the world.

World Health Organization- Providing support and supplies for communities in need.

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