This Disaster Resources page provides you with access to vital information you will need for disaster preparedness, disaster survival, and disaster recovery.
There are many benefits to taking the
time review the information on this page.
- Helps minimize the impact disasters have on you and your loved ones because you have a emergency plan in place and supplies on hand to help you mitigate the effects of a disaster,
- Empowers you with confidence to help you deal with the trauma of disaster, thus reducing the fear and stress that such an event can create,
- Shows you how to be self-sufficient in case first responders and relief agencies are unable to reach you for a long period of time,
- Will help take some of the stress out of the disaster recovery and speed up the process,
- Gives you Peace of Mind!
Follow the links below to access disaster preparedness information, planning tips, survival supplies, and other disaster resources.
If you and your family are interested in being prepared for disasters I recommend starting here: Preparedness Plans where you will find an easy-to-follow guide and disaster survival tips which will help you create your family disaster plan.
This step is very important as it will help you determine what supplies and training you and your family will need to survive a disaster situation.
Survival Supplies and Training
Once you have established a preparedness plan, its time to start gathering your survival supplies. Here you will find preparedness checklists and access to all the emergency and disaster supplies you will need to survive and be self-sufficient. Know what your family needs for the most likely disaster to strike your area.
After you have created your family disaster plan and gathered your survival supplies, you can prepare yourself and your family even more by taking part in survival training. Here you will find a variety of options for online training courses, community training courses and recommendations for survival guides.
Personal disaster recovery is another important area to consider. If a disaster should happen it is important to have a disaster recovery plan in place so you will have all the important documents and resources needed to begin the recovery process. I would suggest having paper copies in sheet protectors as well as digital copies on a flash drive.
Hopefully you will never experience the devastation of having everything you own and worked hard for destroyed, but if you do there is help. Here is a list of the most credible and useful disaster aid organizations. They can provide services in an emergency and/or let you know what is available to you given your circumstances.
If you know of someone who has been in a disaster and want to donate or offer your assistance, take a look at this page: Helping Disaster Survivors. There are many ways to help. Often, the best way to help is to donate funds because organizations are able to make purchases in bulk and transport them directly to the area that is affected by the disaster. However, take a look at the individual organizations on that page and find out what their needs are. Many need volunteers, too.
Being prepared isn't a luxury;
it is a necessity.