Hurricane Preparedness Week begins Sunday, May 27, just days before the June 1 beginning of hurricane season. The week is highlighted by an official briefing to the President of the United States by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate.
Hurricanes are a force of nature that have the power and ability to completely change lives and devastate communities in a matter of hours. So, it is important that families, individuals and businesses know their vulnerability and what actions to take to reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Be Informed
Make A Plan
Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Make A Plan
Build A Kit
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Build A Kit
Be Prepared in Every Situation (Ready Kids)
Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can use this Web site to create a plan that will help you be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations!
You're already a great planner! Every day you get your homework done, get to music or sports practice on time and plan where and when you'll meet up with friends. But how do you get prepared for emergencies? It's simple! It just takes planning and practice and these fun activities from Ready Kids can help!
Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards. Ready Business
Thu, May 31, 2012
by Donna Shiflett filed under