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American Red Cross – Be Prepared
The best way to make your family, home and business safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes. This site has information on family disaster planning, children & disasters, animal safety, financial preparations, emergency preparedness kits, business and industry guides, and much, much more.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
A Guide to Citizen Preparedness brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters. This guide to personal emergency preparedness will help individuals prepare themselves & their families for disasters.

Business Disaster Planning
A comprehensive plan for dealing with terrorism-related events should include specific instructions to building occupants, actions to be taken by facility management, and first responder notification procedures. The links at this Web page should assist in the development of these plans.

This is the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s site about terrorism and how to prepare for it. It provides information on assembling a supply kit, developing a family communications plan, and more.

Coping With Disaster
Although everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, we may need additional help coping from time to time. The National Mental Health Association has developed the "Coping With Disaster" fact sheet series to help you and your loved ones cope during crisis and loss.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The FEMA mission is to prepare the nation for all hazards, and effectively manage federal response & recovery efforts following national incidents. This site has information on post-disaster recovery assistance & funding, and more.

Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security gives special attention to educating America's families on how best to prepare their homes for a disaster, and provides tips for citizens on how to respond in a crisis.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Emergency Preparedness & Response
The CDC has information on bio terrorism and chemical agents, natural disasters and more.

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