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"Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy" - Max Mayfield, Director National Hurricane Center

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Education and Planning

The First Three Days of an Emergency-72 Hour Kits

Water Storage and Replenishment

  • Water Storage Options
    In most emergency situations, fresh drinking water is the most important item you can store. It is recommended at home to have both portable and stationary emergency water storage.
  • Practicing Water Conservation
    We take many things for granted, but when they become scarce, we sit up and become aware. One of these commodities is water.
  • Water Filtration and Purification
    Water is so essential for survival, it is wise to have both a stored supply of drinking water and a way to acquire water for your continuing needs.
  • Emergency Essentials' Water Challenge-One Gallon of Water for a Day
    It is far less stressful to challenge yourself and your family to survive on your supplies voluntarily than to have to turn to those supplies during an emergency.

Food Storage

Warmth, Shelter and Clothing

  • Emergency Warmth
    You can get hypothermia in as little as 20 minutes if you are not dressed properly.
  • Emergency Shelters
    After food and water, shelter is the top priority in survival. A shelter will not only provide you with protection from the elements and possibly animals, but will provide you with warmth.
  • Staying Warm
    Few discomforts are more annoying and potentially dangerous than being cold.

Light, Tools, Communication

First Aid and Sanitation

Disaster Preparedness

  • Evacuation Plan
    This teaches how to make your own home evacuation plan in case of fire or earthquake.
  • Safeguard Your Documents Against Fire & Flood
    Your identity and other precious documents can sometimes be more important than your home.
  • Signals and Sirens
    Understanding warning sirens and knowing how to signal for help are important facets of your preparedness knowledge.
  • Child Safety
    Disasters can cause panic, fear, and greatly traumatize those involved. Preparation for these conditions ahead of time can minimize the stress of the event, and promote safety for you and your children.
  • Preparing the Family Pet for an Emergency
    This will help you understand what you can do to prepare emergency supplies for your family pet.
  • Being Prepared at Work and School
    Emergencies and disasters can occur at any time and anywhere.
  • Preserving Sanity in a Disaster Situation
    How to recognize and deal with mental health issues after you and your family have survived a disaster.

  • Evacuation
    If your family is faced with a disaster one of your first concerns will be where can we go for safety?
  • Exchanging During Emergencies
    Many of us take for granted the ease with which we withdraw cash from an ATM, drive to the grocery store, and take food off the shelves in exchange for paper money. During emergencies that convenience is not always available.
  • Returning Home
    If you think evacuating from your home when a disaster strikes would be difficult, how would you feel about returning to your home after a disaster has occurred?
  • Earthquakes
    This helps you understand what causes an earthquake, and how to get prepared for one.
  • Preparing for a Tornado
    This article will help you become aware of the safety risks tornados bring so you can be prepared to handle them.
  • Hurricane Preparedness
    This article helps you understand the causes hurricanes and how to prepare for one.
  • When Lightning Strikes
    Weather can change so quickly that wind, rain and lightning can become a threat sooner than one realizes.
  • Floods: Before, During and After the Disaster
    Floods are one of the few disasters that can happen anywhere in the world. Included are some basic tips to help you prepare for a flood.
  • Wildfire Safety
    One of the hazards of living in close proximity to nature is the possibility of wildfires. They can begin and spread rapidly.
  • National Fire Prevention Week
    What can we do to celebrate? To help celebrate Fire Prevention Week, we want to give you the basic background on its beginnings, some tips and suggestions on fire safety, and some fun activities for you and your family that help you learn what to do in a fire.
  • Emergency Fire Safety
    Understanding the basic characteristics of fire and learning the proper safety practices can be the key to surviving a house or building fire.
  • Preparing for and Responding to a Power Outage
    Power failures can be for an extended period of time, or for a brief moment, but no matter how long they are, they cause a disruption in everyday life.
  • Prevent Harm During Peacetime Nuclear Accidents
    The risk of exposure to radiation is often associated with nuclear war and fallout from bombs. But in reality, exposure from a nuclear plant is more likely.

  • How to Build an Emergency Car Kit
    This will help you prepare a 72-hour kit for your car with a list of the things you may want to consider.
  • Winter Auto Preparedness and Safety
    We have had record high temperatures across the nation, but winter will eventually come and we will need to be ready to handle driving in rapidly changing conditions.
  • Traveling in the Winter
    Are you prepared to travel safely during the winter? Get some tips and ideas on winter travel safety.
  • Winter Camping
    Camping is a popular recreational activity anytime of the year, but it is camping during the winter that requires the most preparation and special equipment.
  • Hiking and Preparedness
    Hiking is a great way to practice your preparedness skills and learn to use your emergency equipment.
  • 10 Tips on Hiking with "little ones"
    Good advice for parents before taking those little ones on a hike.
  • Information on the Bird (Avian) Flu H5N1
    Information and Helpful links to help prepare for the bird flu.