Home Preparedness

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There are many resources available for preparing emergency plans for your home, work areas, elderly care, pet care, emergency supply kits and more.

American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premiere emergency response organization. As part of a workwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health - through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, and respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Ready Campaign
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.

US Geological Survey's Eathquake Hazards Program
This web site is provided by the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program as part of our effort to reduce earthquake hazard in the United States. We are part of the USGS Geologic Discipline and are the USGS component of the congressionally established, multi-agency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP).