Emergency Preparedness

Red Cross, CDC, FAA, More

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Disaster Resource Center
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Provides information to assist parents and children in coping with terrorist attacks or other national disasters.

American Association of Poison Control Centers
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A nationwide organization of poison centers and interested individuals. The site provides a nationwide list of poison centers, phone numbers, and poison information.

American Red Cross Disaster Services
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Read the extensive section on disaster preparedness. Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 67,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response page offers preparation tips, news and more.

Citizen Corps
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Created to help coordinate community volunteer activities. Citizen Corps programs build on efforts already in place in many communities to prevent crime and respond to emergencies.

Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: A Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Activity Limitations
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Extensive guide by the Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions covers preparedness, self-assessment, establishing a "personal support network," and more.

Emergency Mental Health and Traumatic Stress
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Helps to ensure that victims of Presidentially declared disasters receive immediate, short-term crisis counseling, as well as ongoing support for emotional recovery.

ePACT
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An online emergency network, better connecting and protecting families and organizations, while building stronger, more resilient communities.

FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center
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Provides real-time updates about airport closings and delays from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
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The federal agency tasked with disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery planning.

Humane Society of the United States
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Browse the preparedness information, consider becoming a Disaster Animal Response Team member, and learn how to support HSUS teams in protecting animals from disasters.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Browse the Disasters & Emergencies section for HHS resources.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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Works to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce U.S. vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

    Ready.gov
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    Emergency preparedness site coordinated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Offers tips on making emergency supply kits, emergency plans, and more.

U.S. Fire Administration
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As an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, its mission is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination and support.

U.S. Geological Survey
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Provides reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

 
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