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How to create emergency plans. Publications, maps, reports, fact sheets and other materials that assist with the creation of disaster response plans. Fact sheets, maps, bulletins, emergency response plan, prevention guides on natural hazards - earthquakes, floods, hailstorms, winter storms, hurricanes, wildfires, volcanoes, landslides, etc. Resources and guidance on counter-terrorism, bomb threats, power outages, biochem warfare, radiological events, etc. Guidelines for health services in disasters - manuals of management of chemical casualties, emergency preparedness plans and disaster programs. Hazmat resources - dangerous goods primers, response team plans, spill containment programs. Government emergency response services - federal, state and local. Government contacts and hotlines.

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Resources for materials for farmers related to disasters, crop damage, etc


Weather alerts, fire warnings, wildfire alerts, flash flood warnings, river forecasts, flood threats, hurricane warnings, tornado warnings. Latest river stage and elevation data and daily precipitation summaries.


Pets and disaster preparation. Animal CPR. Pet safety.


Chemical and biological weapons, bioterrorism. Industrial chemcials and terrorism. Hazardous Material Guide for First Responders.

Bomb Threats

Bomb threat prevention and physical security planning. Containing the threat from illegal bombings. Vehicle bomb explosion hazards.

Business Continuity

Advice on how to create effective Business Continuity Plans (BCP), business disaster recovery and more.


Bomb threat checklists, emergency action plan checklists, emergency preparedness and response checklists, auto survival kit checklist, family disaster plan checklist, emergency equipment checklist, hurricane checklist, flood checklist


Computer disaster recovery plan and contingency planning


FEMA contacts and hotlines, EPA contacts and hotlines, LEPC - Local Emergency Planning Committee contacts, National Response Center for reporting chemical incidents, oil spills, etc. Report terrorist activity to the FBI


Tips for protecting property against terrorists. Reduce the risk of being a victim of terrorism. Profiles of counterterrorist units, information on weapons, equipment and more. Reports on international terrorism. Information on over 100 terrorist groups. Counter-terrorism efforts of the EPA. USA government resources related to counter-terrorism.

Dam Safety

Materials related to dam safety and flood control


US Federally Declared Disaster list, Catastrophe Information Center - current information on catastrophes in the USA


Fact sheets, bulletins, emergency response plan, prevention guides on earthquake hazards.


Conferences, workshops and certification resources on emergency training and disaster preparedness.

Emergency Plans

Examples of emergency management procedures and action plans - some currently in use

Environmental Health

Environmental concerns related to disasters - handling cadavers, sanitation, waste management, etc.


Materials to assist with the creation of an emergency evacuation plan, including special requirements for the disabled.

FEMA Updates

Links directly to the What's New pages of announcements, headlines, rulemakings, the latest website additions, etc. for the major US FEMA Agency departments.


Fact sheets, bulletins, emergency response plan, prevention guides on flood hazards. Preventing flood claims. Flood forecast maps. Cleanup guidelines.

Government Services

Links to US federal, state and local government program services responsible for disaster response, terrorism response, etc.


How to create emergency plans. Publications, maps, reports, fact sheets and other materials that assist with the creation of disaster response plans.


Procedures to take with chemical spills. Information on sorbent materials. Series of safety topics related to hazardous wastes. Aviation transport of hazardous materials. Dangerous Goods Primer.

Health Services

Emergency plans and disaster guidance for health care facilities


Resources and guidance on how to plan for a hurricane as well as mitigation activities afterwards. Table of Safir-Simpson Hurricane Scale with explanations of the destructive force of hurricanes.


Full text of the National Flood Insurance Program Manual and other resources. Flood Zone A Manual.


Fact sheets, bulletins, prevention guides on landslide hazards.


Bioterrorism and mail hazards - anthrax, etc. How to identify suspicious mailings in letters and packages including mail bomb warning indicators


Earthquake maps, flood maps, wind maps, solar radiation maps

Mental Health

What to say to children about terrorist attacks. Emotional support and guidance post-trauma. PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder guidance.


Guidelines on mitigation for flood, hurricane/tornado, earthquake, dam safety and wildfire. Managing water infiltration into buildings.

Natural Hazards

Prevention guides for natual disaster emergencies - floods, tornadoes, winter storms, hurricanes, hailstorms, earthquakes, coastal hazards and more.

Pandemic Crisis

Pandemic crisis management planning resources - white papers, checklists, articles, guidance documents

Power Outages

Advice on preparing for power outages.


Nuclear power plant emergency advice on radiation exposure from nuclear power plants. What to do before, during and after an adverse radiological event.


Flood Clean-up Guidelines. Contingency planning and management. Disaster Recover Program guidance.


Key regulations for emergency planning. European Union Seveso II guidance on Safety Management Systems. Reporting triggers for spills of hazardous substances or oil.

Relief Agencies

Non-government USA-based organizations that provide disaster relief services both domestic within the USA and worldwide.


Materials devoted to safety, health & injury prevention related to emergency response


Fact sheets on thunderstorms & lightning. Tornado safety. How to prepare for potential thunderstorm disasters. Guidance on preventing property damage from severe storms.

Survival Supplies

Advice on emergency supplies, first aid kits, food storage, water potability


Surviving in a collapsed building. Self study course for the emergency response to terrorism. Fact sheets and resources on the topic of emergency preparedness.


The basics about volcanic eruptions


Wildfire mitigation and management, Outdoor fire safety, firewise landscaping checklist, protecting your home from wildfire, fire-fighting aviation management, campfire rules, federal wildland fire policy, firefighting aviation, bushfires, firebreaks, etc.


Extreme cold and ice storm disaster safety, winter storm preparation

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