National Links for Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

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Here are many valuable links to websites which contain important information about getting emergency prepared, emergencies, natural and man-made disasters, and dealing with the aftermath of a disaster. Many have downloadable brochures.

FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency)

•  Info about getting prepared.
•  Info and activities for kids about emergency preparedness.
•  FEMA info about disasters.
•  Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias - en español.

•  FEMA information - other languages.

United States Dept. of Homeland Security

•  Info for people and families about getting prepared.
•  Info for small & medium sized businesses about getting workplaces prepared.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

•  Info about preparing for, dealing and coping with diasters.
•  Info for families with children and for kids about disaster preparedness.

American Red Cross

•  Info about different types of disasters.
•  Info for people and families about Disaster Services.
•  Info about getting prepared (in various languages).
•  La información sobre la Cruz Roja Americana en español.

Information for People with Disabilities

•   Red Cross info specifically for people with disabilities.
•   Info for people with disabilities from FEMA.
•   Info for people with mobility, sensory or developmental disabilities from the Federation of American Scientists.

Pandemic Flu - U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services

•  Info about Seasonal and Pandemic Flu.
•  Info about Avian Flu.
•  La información acerca de gripe aviar y gripe pandémica en español.

Information About Communications

•  Info about Communications and Amateur (HAM) Radio.

Information About Pets and Animals

•  American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) info on preparing your pets and animals for disasters.
•  Red Cross info regarding preparing pets and animals for disasters.
•  Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) info about pets and animals regarding disasters.