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8/22/2013 - Disaster Preparedness

ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT DISASTER?

September is National Preparedness Month. For the last ten years FEMA has worked to educate government entities, schools, businesses, and individuals on preparing for various disasters and emergencies. A disaster or emergency can take many forms and involve various levels of the community. Preparing in advance can reduce the impact.

The Cumberland County Library and the New Jersey State Library offer the following sources of information on preparing for future disasters at home, at school, at work.

For creating a disaster kit:

http://emergency.cdc.gov/ - Emergency Preparedness and You from the American Red Cross and the Centers for Disease Control

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters/ - CDC kit list

http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit - Homeland Security kit

For creating a family disaster plan:

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/preparedness/plan/ - from the CDC

http://www.ready.gov/emergency-planning-checklists - from Homeland Security

Stay informed:

http://community.fema.gov/connect.ti/READYNPM? – information on the National Preparedness Community

Check out these resources from the New Jersey State Library.

http://lss.njstatelib.org/disaster_emergency_information_center

http://lss.njstatelib.org/disaster_resources

FEMA Links

https://www.fema.gov/blog/2013-08-02/crowdsourcing-disasters-and-social-engagement-multiplied

https://www.fema.gov/plan-prepare-mitigate

https://www.fema.gov/disaster-survivor-assistance

https://www.fema.gov/response-recovery