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Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Businesses

Developing an emergency preparedness plan is one of the most important strategic decisions you will make as a small business owner. Consider how a natural, human-caused or public health disaster could affect your employees, customers and workplace.
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American Red Cross Safe and Well Website

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
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Be Red Cross Ready Website

This interactive website can provide a lot of useful information! Learn how to get a kit, make a plan and be informed about emergencies and disasters. The site has a tool that allows you to generate a customized shopping list to help you put your kit together and a personalized emergency plan that you can email to your friends and family. You can also view short video clips on performing CPR, caring for a conscious choking victim and using an AED.
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Emergency Contact Card

Print out a card for every member of your household. Fill in your emergency contact information and carry this card with you to reference in the event of a disaster or other emergency.
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Fact Sheet: Winter Storm Safety

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours
to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several
days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain. Learn how to stay safe before, during and after a winter storm.
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Fact Sheet: Wildfire Safety

Wild fires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. In a wild fire, every second counts! Learn about the steps you can take if you are in area prone to wildfires, what to do if there are reports of active fires in your area and what actions to take when returning home after a wildfire.
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Fact Sheet: Tsunami Safety

Tsunamis are a series of large ocean waves generated by major earthquakes beneath the ocean floor or major landslides into the ocean. The tsunami danger period can continue for many hours after a major earthquake. A tsunami can occur during any season of the year and at any time, day or night. Learn how to prepare, steps to take when a warning is issued and after the event has passed.
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Fact Sheet: Tornado Safety

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornado intensities are classified on the Fujita Scale with ratings between F0 (weakest) to F5 (strongest). They are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. Learn how to prepare for a tornado, what actions to take when the warning is issued and after the tornado has passed.
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Fact Sheet: Thunderstorm Safety

A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least 1 inch in diameter or has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Learn what you can do to be prepared, and what actions you should take during and after a thunderstorm to stay safe.
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Fact Sheet: Taking Care of Your Emotional Health After a Disaster

Disaster can bring about significant stress. Each positive action
you take can help you feel better and more in control.
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