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Best of the Web: Community Information » Consumer » Emergency Preparedness

  • Consejo de la Cruz Roja Americana.
  • A step-by-step guide from FEMA on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, emergency planning for people with disabilities, how to locate and evacuate to a shelter, and even contingency planning for family pets.
  • From the NYC Office of Emergency Management
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration,Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, has provided links to the most current information on drug therapy and vaccines related to bioterrorism. Includes information on purchasing medicine.
  • Links to emergency and disaster preparedness resources.
  • From the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center
  • The organization, Citizen Corps, links to their own disaster related publications as well as outside resources.
  • From the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Check out the links compiled by the staff of the office of Community Information Service for specific information on hurricane preparedness.
  • Key facts about hurricane readiness from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The United States Department of Health & Human Services provides information on dealing with exposure to traumatic events. Tips for parents, families, first responders, and teachers.
  • Information on active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Includes section on Hurricane Awareness.
  • From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a compilation of resources on preparation and planning for emergency situations. Includes information for the general public as well as links for businesses and healthcare facilities, legal information, and local, state, and national preparedness information.
  • "Ready New York" offers information designed to help New Yorkers better prepare for all types of emergencies.
  • A citywide household preparedness campaign that offers a comprehensive suite of tips and information designed to help New Yorkers better prepare for all types of emergencies.
  • OEM and the Department of Education have created two fun-filled, interactive versions of the guide one for elementary school kids, the other for students in middle and high schools. Guides are available in nine languages.
  • Guidelines on making an emergency supply kit, developing an emergency plan. From the Department of Homeland Security.
  • The MTA New York City Transit provides decals, diagrams, tips, and a video on this website, detailing how to evacuate a train in the event of an emergency.
  • Preparation advice from the American Red Cross.
  • Created for children, by The Federal Emergency Management Agency, this website teaches children how to prepare for disasters. Children can read a story, play games, take quizzes, and earn a FEMA Disaster Action Kid Certificate.
  • Resources compiled by the American Psychological Association to aid the general public, health practitioners, rescue workers, and parents cope with trauma related mental health issues.

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