It’s important to prepare for possible disasters and other emergencies. Natural and human-caused disasters can strike suddenly, at any time and anywhere. This fact sheet covers the three actions everyone can take that can help make a difference …
Sheltering in place can disrupt our routines and challenge our ability to tend to responsibilities, such as work and caring for loved ones. Understandably, we may become nervous or uncomfortable when sheltering in place. The information in this fact sheet can help you cope emotionally with this type of emergency.
An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. This fact sheet covers the steps you can take before, during and after an earthquake to stay safe.
The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. This fact sheet provides valuable information about smoke alarms and a fire escape plans that can save lives.
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. This fact sheet covers actions you should take when flood warnings are issued, supplies to have on hand and how to deal with the aftermath of a flood.
Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory disease caused by different strains of viruses. The tips in this fact sheet can help you understand how to avoid getting sick, determine if you have the flu and how to care for someone who is sick.
In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, often combined with excessive humidity. Learn how to prepare for a heat wave, actions to take during a heat wave and how to care for someone suffering the effects of excessive heat.
Hurricanes are strong storms that cause life- and property-threatening hazards, such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Learn how to prepare for a hurricane, get suggestions on gathering supplies and understand actions to take after the storm has passed.
The best way to ensure the safety of your family is to be prepared with a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan includes your pets. Being prepared can help save lives. Learn the steps to take before, during and after a disaster to help your pets.
Landslides have occurred in almost every state and can cause significant damage. Most landslides are caused by natural forces or events, such as heavy rain and snow melt, earthquake shaking, volcanic eruptions and gravity. Learn how to prepare if you are in an area that is at risk for landslides, what to do if a landslide is occurring or is imminent, and what to do afterwards.