New Emergency Preparedness Campaign Has Help Information for Families
For families with young children, the "Make A Plan" item is very important,
and the Web site contains several useful documents for families - including
a "Family Emergency Plan" document with contact information and meeting
place information that individuals can print out. (
In regards to the three items, the campaign Web site contains specific
preparation information for a wide range of disasters, such as fires,
hurricanes, thunderstorms, influenza outbreaks, nuclear threats and more.
The site also details what disasters are most likely to occur in certain
parts of the country, as well as information about what to do in certain
instances if you live in a high rise, or are in a car at the time of a
natural disaster. These diverse scenarios are in an effort to help you be
prepared for an emergency in any circumstance.
In addition, the "Ready" campaign has created a video blog (
http://www.ready.gov/vblog/index.html), which features testimonials from
Americans about the importance of being prepared for emergencies and natural
disasters. Individuals can actually submit their own testimonials by
uploading their own video to
firstname.lastname@example.org to let DHS know you've made a submission.
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