Fact Finder: Disaster Preparedness

March 10, 2010 

When disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond. Make your home and family safer by being prepared.

Get Prepared

Put together a disaster supplies kit. What do you need for your home in case of an emergency? Here are some comprehensive lists.

The American Red Cross

Ready America

Ready North Carolina

Federal Citizen Information Center


What if you're told to evacuate?

What To Do
(from the FCIC)

Will you have access to cash and banking services?
Tips to help you function financially from the FDIC.

NC Evacuation information and maps from the Department of Transportation

Preparedness for those with special needs

Disaster Planning for Elderly and Disabled Populations
(from The Red Cross)

Ready Kids
(from the Department of Homeland Security)

Disaster Planning Can Save Your Pet
(from the Humane Society of the United States)

General Information

Readiness, Response and Recovery
Lots of good information from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension

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