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Tips on caring for animals and pets before, during and after a disaster

Updated Animals in Public Evacuation Centers [pdf] [27689] ?

Health and safety concerns regarding animals kept in non-Red Cross public evacuation centers

Updated Guidelines for Animal Health & Control of Disease Transmission in Pet Shelters [27688] ?

Guidance for the care of animals entering shelters and for persons working with or handling the animals

Updated Guidelines for Animal Health and Control of Disease Transmission in Pet Shelters [30206] ?

Guidance for the care of animals & for persons working with or handling the animals in response to disasters


Chemical and biological weapons, bioterrorism

Updated Bioterrorism Agents Categories [20270] ?

Category A Diseases/Agents, Category B Diseases/Agents, Category C Diseases/Agents

Updated Bioterrorism Emergency Preparation Procedures [20197] ?

Preparation and Planning for Bioterrorism Emergencies

Updated BioTerrorism Preparedness & Response [15039] ?

Source for bioterrorism information

Updated CDC Smallpox Response Plan and Guidelines [22639] ?

In-depth information and resources


Emergency preparedness checklists, bomb threat checklists

Updated EAP - Emergency Action Plan Checklist [pdf] [40570] ?

Useful for EAP planning


Computer disaster recovery plan

Improving Disaster Management in IT [30298] ?

The Role of IT in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery


Anti-terrorist activities

Terrorist Groups [11511] ?

As designated by the US Dept of State

UN Actions to Counter Terrorism [11508] ?

United Nations global counter-terrorism strategy

Dam Safety

Dam safety, flood control, etc.

Embankment for Earth Dams, Levee Construction Specs [18854] ?

Construction specs manual with sections related to earth dams & levee construction


Earthquake preparation advice

Seismic Design for Buildings [pdf] [36763] ?

Unified Facilities Criteria UFC 3-310-04

Updated What You Should Know: Earthquake [2522] ?

Prevention guide to promote personal safety and health before, during & after an earthquake


Guidelines on emergency evacuation programs, fire drills, etc.

Employee Emergency and Fire Prevention Plans [541] ?

Discussion of OSHA requirements for emergency evacuation and fire prevention plans


Flood hazard mitigation materials

Updated Flood: What You Should Know [12646] ?

Consumer guide to assist with flood cleanup safety and much more

Government Services

US federal , state and local government disaster response services

Updated CDC: BioTerrorism Preparedness and Response [19774] ?

Helps prepare the USA for a deliberate bioterrorism attack


Hazardous waste and spill containment emergency response - hazmat teams

Emergency Spill Response [3102] ?

Outlines procedures to take with chemical spills and information on sorbent materials

Health Services

Emergency plans and disaster guidance for health care facilities

Updated Guidelines for Hospital Response to Mass Casualties from a Radiological Incident [40127] ?

Guidelines focus on the unique aspects of a nuclear or radiological event involving mass casualties

Updated Hurricane-Related Information for Health Care Professionals [27685] ?

Topics include infection control, medical management, patient advisement, dialysis care and much more

Updated Infection Control Guidance for Disaster Evacuation Centers [27697] ?

For community shelters regarding basic infection control information to prevent transmission of infection

Updated Mass Trauma and Triage [23777] ?

Basics of triage in mass casualty events

OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims [26865] ?

Protection of hospital emergency department personnel during the receipt of contaminated victims


Guidelines on how to prevent losses from hurricanes

Updated Hurricane Health & Safety [27687] ?

Hurricane recovery resources including hurricane readiness, food & water safety, evacuation centers & much more


Bioterrorism and mail hazards - mail bomb warning indicators

Updated How to Handle Anthrax and Other Biological Agent Threats [20198] ?

How to handle anthrax threat letters

Mail Center Design Guide [16765] ?

All relevant security guidelines

Natural Hazards

Fact sheets on floods, earthquakes, hailstorms, hurricanes, windstorms, etc

Updated Prevention Guides: Natural Disasters & Severe Weather [2520] ?

Series of 12 guides to promote health & safety before, during & after emergencies & disasters

USGS Fact Sheets - Natural Hazards [11034] ?

Understanding natural hazards and their risks

Pandemic Crisis

Resources for businesses and employees on pandemic crisis management

Pandemic Disease Business Plan [31930] ?

Different categories should be taken into consideration when a business drafts a pandemic action plan

Power Outages

Safety tips for a blackout

Updated Vaccine Storage & Power Outage [24218] ?

Impact of Power Outage on Vaccine Storage

Updated What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly [24217] ?

Tips to help you prepare for and cope with sudden loss of power


Radiological emergency response

Updated Dirty Bombs Hazards [24005] ?

Provides basic information about dirty bombs


Rescue training and emergency response materials

Updated Hurricane Response and Cleanup Worker Safety [27686] ?

Safety and health guidance for workers involved in responding to hurricanes

Updated Respirators & Protective Clothing Guidelines for Bioterrorism First Response [20294] ?

Advice for first responders from the US CDC


Reference materials on thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, hail

Lightning Protection System [12072] ?

Construction specs for lightning protection

Updated What You Should Know: Hurricanes [14374] ?

What to do before, during and after a hurricane to promote safety

Updated What You Should Know: Tornadoes [2521] ?

Prevention guide to promote personal health and safety before, during and after a tornado

Survival Supplies

Advice on emergency supplies, disaster kits, food storage, water potability

Emergency Preparedness Plan Advice [31940] ?

Discusses emergency preparedness related to food, supplies, first aid kit

Updated Sheltering in Place [23480] ?

How to prepare to shelter in place


Volcanic hazards

Reducing Volcanic Risk [28909] ?

Volcano risk reduction strategies

Volcanic Risk Zones [19382] ?

5 risk zones in qualitative terms


Extreme cold and ice storm disaster safety, winter storm preparation

Updated Extreme Cold - A Prevention Guide to Promote Personal Health & Safety [1429] ?

Brochure on cold weather injury prevention guidelines

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