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How prepared are you for disaster?

October 8, 2018

Tags: earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane, active shooters

Here are links to sites geared to helping you prepare for hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, flood and flash floods, and to increase child and campus security. Let me know in comments if anything important is missing.
Hurricane Basics (Ready.gov, which has similar sits for other types of disaster, including active shooters, drought, explosions, landslides, pandemic, and so on)
Hurricane Safety Checklists (National Hurricane Survival Initiative)
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country: Your Handbook for the San Francisco Bay Region (U.S. Geological Survey and many partners)
Earthquake Proof Your Home: How to Prepare Your Home and Property for an Earthquake (InstallItDirect)
Tornado Readiness: Protection from Extreme Wind (National Wind Institute)
Flood and flash floods (Disaster Center, which has material on other kinds of disaster also).
Fire Safety (KidsHealth)
SafeStars Resources (sites on child safety, campus safety, first aid and CPR, fire protection, earthquake readiness, flood readiness, hurricane readiness, and so on--not necessarily just for kids)
Home Fire Escape Plan (Hartford)
A to Z Guide to Security, Safety and Prevention (Angie's List)
Disaster Preparedness for Livestock

Helpful information is also available in these sections for journalists on the website Writers and Editors:
Covering disaster
Covering public and private tragedy and trauma
This blog post appeared first as part of Cool science sites
If you know of other helpful resources, please comment below.
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