Disaster Readiness Links

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Resources on the Internet

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Short readiness videos and training courses

http://www.pointsoflight.org/


First aid & CPR

http://www.cprcertificationtrainingonline.com
http://www.onlinecprcertification.net/
https://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/cpr-for-everyone/
http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/cpr-first-aid
http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid
https://www.cprcertified.com/
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/CPR_UCM_001118_SubHomePage.jsp
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/FindaCourse/Find-a-Course_UCM_303220_SubHomePage.jsp
http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/
http://www.firstaidweb.com/
http://guidelines.ecc.org/index.html
http://www.nursepractitionerprogramguides.org/nurse-guide-to-cpr/
https://www.cprcertification.com/blog/free-training/videos


Disaster assistance from the US government

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/


On-line index of US government services

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Services.shtml
http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State-and-Territories/Agencies-by-Topic.shtml


Disaster news and links

http://www.disastercenter.com/


U. S. Department of Homeland Security disaster readiness site

http://www.ready.gov/
National preparedness month



Federal Emergency Management Agency

http://www.fema.gov/


Other emergency management agencies

http://www.ccep.ca
http://www.cdera.org/
http://www.oref.org.il/14-en/PAKAR.aspx
http://www.calema.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.floridadisaster.org/
http://www.state.de.us/dema/services/disaster_prep.shtml
http://www.sf72.org/home
http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety.aspx
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/disasterpreparationandrecovery.html
This page has a thorough list of state agencies

American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/


Center for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/
http://emergency.cdc.gov/

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

http://www.noaa.gov
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml


General disaster readiness

https://www.medicaresupplement.com/disaster-preparedness/
https://www.couponchief.com/guides/guide_to_saving_money_on_disaster_preparation
http://www.improvenet.com/a/home-emergency-disaster-safety
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/family/disaster-guide/disasterguide.htm
http://readyhamptonroads.org/prepare
https://www.alarmsystemreviews.com/emergency-preparedness-natural-disaster-severe-weather
https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/disaster-preparedness-guide.html
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-documents-to-prepare-for-emergency-preparedness
https://www.vouchercloud.com/resources/the-complete-childproofing-guide
https://creditcritics.com/home-safety-guide-natural-disasters/
https://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/plan/
https://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-to-handle-your-finances-during-a-disaster/
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/natural-disasters/
https://beprepared.com/emergency-preparedness-plan-for-your-family
https://www.tuck.com/bedroom-emergency-preparedness/
https://www.angieslist.com/articles/infographic-disaster-preparedness-essentials.htm
https://www.free-safety-training.com/ - they sell stuff, but have readiness articles
https://finalscope.com/emergency-preparedness-checklist/
https://wikibuy.com/blog/disaster-preparedness-budget-c731dabaa454
https://www.reviews.com/finance/banking/emergency-fund-savings-accounts/
https://www.safety.com/are-you-ready-for-an-emergency-emergency-kit-essentials/ - they sell stuff, but have readdiness info


Homeowner and Insurance policyholder resources

http://www.DisasterPrepared.net
http://www.homeloans.org/
http://www.blackmoldremoval.com/natural-disaster-preparation/
http://www.allstate.com/Catastrophe/PageRender.asp?Page=howprepare.htm
http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-preparation-for-natural-disasters
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/disaster-scams
https://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/find-cash-after-disaster-1.aspx
http://yourlocalsecurity.com/natural-disaster-safety
http://www.improvenet.com/a/home-emergency-disaster-safety
http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home-emergency-preparedness.aspx
http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/disaster-recovery/repair-water-damage/
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/disaster-recovery-getting-most-from-homeowners-insurance
https://www.basementguides.com/flooding/
https://www.thezebra.com/homeowners-insurance/coverage/does-home-insurance-cover-natural-disasters/


Kids and Disasters

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/Getting-Your-Family-Prepared-for-a-Disaster.aspx
https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma12-4732.pdf
https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/online-safety-tips-for-parents
http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/baby-proofing-and-child-safety-guide
http://homeadviceguide.com/kids-fire-safety-guide/
http://www.nationwidemortgages.net/staying-safe-at-home-for-kids.html
http://householdquotes.co.uk/keep-safe-from-fire/
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/emergency-preparedness-in-school/
https://www.safekids.org/tip/fire-safety-tips


Caregivers and Disasters

http://blog.aarp.org/2012/05/10/sally-abrahms-caregivers-hurricane-prepare-list/?intcmp=AE-FOU-ENDART-REL
http://www.directenergy.com/blog/hurricane-preparedness-tips-special-needs-infographic/
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/seniors
https://www.chooseenergy.com/emergency-preparedness-elderly/
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/seniors


Disaster Resources for People with Disabilities

http://www.jik.com/disaster.html


Preparing for public health emergencies

http://archive.ahrq.gov/prep/
http://publichealthcorps.org


Earthquake Readiness

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/15/
http://www.areavibes.com/library/earthquake-safety-guide/
https://usinsuranceagents.com/earthquake-preparedness/
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/earthquake-safety-tips/
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/megaqk_facts_fantasy.php
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/index.html
https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes


Preparing your home for severe weather

http://www.improvenet.com/a/home-emergency-disaster-safety
http://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/
http://www.homecity.com/homeowners-lightning-safety-guide
http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
https://www.directenergy.com/learning-center/weather-readiness
http://www.firstchoicepower.com/the-light-lab/weather-prep/storm-safety-tips-2/
https://www.simplyss.com/blog/lightning-safety/


Hurricane Readiness

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1409003345844-0e142725ea3984938c8c6748dd1598cb/How_To_Prepare_Guide_Hurricane.pdf
http://www.hurricaneprepcenter.com/
http://www.bounceenergy.com/hurricane
http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
http://www.intheswim.com/eGuides/preparing-your-pool-for-a-hurricane
https://weather.com/safety/hurricane
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php
http://www.phe.gov/emergency/naturaldisasters/Pages/hurricane.aspx
https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/5685/hurricane-hacks-natural-disaster/
https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/us-programs/disaster-relief-in-america/hurricane-tips
https://productdiggers.com/hurricane-safety-guide/
https://dealaid.org/do-good/hurricane-guide/
https://porch.com/advice/prepare-hurricane-or-tropical-storm


Tornado Readiness

http://safestars.org/tornado-safety/
http://www.weather.com/safety/tornado/news/tornadoes-safety-during-20120330
http://www.wunderground.com/resources/severe/tornado_safety.asp?MR=1
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/nwi/research/windprotection.php
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disasters-tornado-safety-tips-and-procedures/
http://www.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/tornado
https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1456-20490-4099/fema_p_431.pdf
https://www.austinrealestate.com/tornado-home-safety.php
https://www.chooseenergy.com/blog/energy-tips/how-to-stay-safe-during-a-tornado/


Fire Protection

http://www.nfpa.org
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/residential-fire.aspx
http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/home/fire.html
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/home_safety_checklist.pdf
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/14899/fsra-5-step-checklist.pdf
http://www.annarbor.com/pets/fire-prevention-week-2010---your-guide-to-pets-and-fire-safety/
http://www.nokep.org/disasterguides/firerecovery.pdf
http://www.sparky.org/
http://uknow.uky.edu/content/tips-preparing-children-escape-fire
http://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/sfmo/fmsihome.pdf
https://www.wirefence.co.uk/fire-safety/
http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters/fires/residential-fires
http://www.firewise.org/?sso=0
https://www.safety.com/fire-safety/
https://www.safety.com/carbon-monoxide-detector-placement/
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=i/fire-prevention-guide
https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/fire-prevention-tips.htm
https://www.atlantictraining.com/safety-tips/fire-safety-tips.php
https://www.naffco.com/eg/en/fire-safety-tips#cookieagree
https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/Press-Room/Reporters-Guide-to-Fire-and-NFPA/Key-Fire-Safety-Tips
https://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/communitysafety/top-10-tips
https://www.nationwide.com/home-fire-safety.jsp
https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/emergency-preparedness/fire
https://www.tfseducation.com.au/parents/basic-fire-safety-rules
https://www.oafc.on.ca/spring-summer-fire-safety-tips
https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/home-fire-safety-checklist
https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=289


Flood readiness

http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/flood
http://www.ready.gov/floods
https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/partner/partner_index.jsp
https://www.redfin.com/blog/2015/03/how-to-protect-your-home-from-flood-damage.html
http://www.disastercenter.com/guide/flood.html
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Water-Water-Everywhere-How-to-Prevent-Flood-Damage.16536.html

http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2010/09/22/mold-can-be-danger-after-flooding
http://www.improvenet.com/a/cleaning-up-your-home-after-a-flood
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/wastewater/flooding-and-sewage-back-ups-home-care-guide.html
http://solvitnow.com/best-sump-pumps-sump-pump-buying-installation-guide/
http://www.polygongroup.com/resources/flood-preparation-planning/
http://www.serviceproslocal.com/flood-preparedness-flood-safety-guide/
https://porch.com/advice/how-to-prepare-for-a-flood


Drought readiness

http://www.homecity.com/foundation-protection-during-drought


Vacation & outdoor Disaster Readiness

https://www.postcardtravelinsurance.co.uk/vacation-disaster-preparation-safety-guide/
https://online.rider.edu/online-masters-degrees/master-health-communication/disaster-preparedness-while-camping-and-hiking/


What to do about specific disasters

http://www.choicehomewarranty.com/blog/natural-disasters-home-safety-guide/
http://www.lifeinsurance.org/safety-insurance/
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster-safety-library
http://www.frommers.com/tips/health-and-travel-insurance/travel-safety-5-ways-to-protect-your-home-when-youre-away
http://yourlocalsecurity.com/security-tips.html
http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home-emergency-preparedness.aspx


Evacuation

https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/last-minute-evacuations/


After the dust settles

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/08/picking-pieces-after-disaster
https://www.thezebra.com/stories/buying-selling-after-disaster/
https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/rebuilding-after-a-disaster-do-you-stay-or-leave
https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/salvaging-possessions-after-disaster

https://policylab.us/resources/clinical-trials-on-the-disaster-mental-health/


Tips for use of cell phones in disasters

http://news.verizonwireless.com/Emergency/Consumer_Tips.html


Asbestos and Mesothelioma hazards

Anything that can damage a building can release asbestos
http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/asbestos/exposure/in-homes/


Here is a link rating alarm companies

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/aaa_alarm_systems.html


How long food will last when stored in various ways.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/Emergency_Preparedness_Fact_Sheets/index.asp
http://www.stilltasty.com/
Food storage mistakes
Food storage FAQ
http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm076881.htm
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/emergency-preparedness/keeping-food-safe-during-an-emergency/CT_Index
https://www.nutrition.gov/subject/shopping-cooking-meal-planning/emergency-food-supplies


Preparing for power failure

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/7064.pdf
http://www.norfolk.gov/emergency/power_outages.asp


How to live without utilities

http://www.LifeUnplugged.net/


Alternative communications

http://static.gotenna.com/


Make newspaper into fireplace logs

http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/newspaper-logs-firewood.htm


Make a camping stove out of household stuff

http://library.jwbasecamp.com/SuperCat.pdf


Getting rid of garbage when the garbage men aren't going to come:

http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/survival-sanitation-disposing-of-garbage-off-grid.htm


Sanitation when there is no running water and the toilets don't work:

http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/survival-sanitation-how-to-deal-with-human-waste.htm


Homemade backpacking gear of every kind

http://www.backpacking.net/makegear.html


Rural living blogs and websites

< links coming soon>


The self-reliance movement is all about not relying on utilities or governement services

http://www.pioneerliving.net



Prepers and survivalists are dedicated to emergency readiness as a way of life

http://dfwpreppers.com/
http://set2survive.com
http://survivalandprosperity.com/
http://SurvivalUK.net/
http://www.PreparedSociety.com/
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/89-tips-will-help-prepare-coming-economic-depression
https://apartmentprepper.com/
https://theprepared.com/
https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/
https://proficientprepping.wordpress.com/


Pets and disasters

WARNING: Some of the information on many pet sites increases your pet's chances of survival at the expense of yours and your families (we don't list the worst offenders). Use common sense.
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness
http://www.avma.org/disaster/
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Fire-Prevention-Preparedness-and-Recovery.17335.html#pets
http://pets.webmd.com/pets-water-safety
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/hiking-safety-tips
http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-care/dog-health/How-to-Keep-Your-Dog-Safe-In-the-Summer
https://www.rover.com/blog/dog-disaster-preparedness/
https://www.gleefuldog.com/pet-disaster-preparedness/
http://www.bounceenergy.com/blog/2016/08/keep-your-pets-safe-during-hurricane/
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/make-a-pet-kit-plan.htm



Helping others

https://businessconnectworld.com/2017/01/17/4-ways-help-in-disaster/



See also

Disaster Readiness Cleanup afterward
Home emergency kits  Where to buy stuff

This information was downloaded from http://www.FamilyReady.org