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Flood Resources
Homeowners Guide to Retrofitting: 6 Ways to Prevent Your House From Flooding
FEMA has prepared this guide specifically for homeowners who want to know how to help protect their homes from flooding.
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Repairing Your Flooded Home
This book gives step-by-step advice you can use to clean up, re-build, and get help after a flood.
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Private Water Crossings: Considerations Before You Build or Rebuild.
This booklet addresses the necessity of maintaining safe ingress and egress over water bodies utilizing private crossings.
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Protecting Your Home and Property From Flood Damage: Mitigation Ideas for Reducing Flood Loss
This book will tell you what you need to know about cleaning up and making your home safe to live in again after a flood.
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Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program
This book is intended to acquaint the public with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
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Hurricane and Tornado Resources
Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction: Technical Fact Sheet Series
FEMA's 37 fact sheets that provide technical guidance and recommendations concerning the construction of coastal residential buildings.
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Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business - Includes Construction Plans
This FEMA publication offers decision-making guidance on tornado and hurricane safe rooms.
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Safe Room Resources
These free safe room webinars and resources have been developed by the Building Science Branch of FEMA.
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Resources for Pets
Disaster Preparedness from the ASPCA
Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for your pets is to be prepared!
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Humane Society Pet Disaster Preparedness Kit
Checklist for a basic pet disaster kit.
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Pets and Animals from Ready.gov
Make sure to include basic survival items to help keep your pet happy and comfortable.
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Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets
How to keep pets safe in natural disasters and everyday emergencies.
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CDC Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet
If a natural disaster strikes, what will happen to your pet? Be prepared: make a plan and prepare a disaster kit for your pet.
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Pet Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
In an emergency, your pets will be even more dependent on you for their safety and well-being.
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Pets and Disasters-American Veterinary Medical Association
We always need to be prepared to take care of our animals, especially during disasters such as fire, flood, or other emergencies.
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Chemical Disaster Preparedness
Chemical Emergency Preparedness
Chemical accidents happen at home and in the community. The American Red Cross wants you to be prepared with their chemical emergency plans.
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CDC Chemical Emergencies Preparedness and Response
Information on everything from sheltering in place to chemical-specific fact sheets.
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Household Chemical Emergencies
The risk of a chemical accident may be slight, but knowing how to handle products containing hazardous chemicals can reduce injury.
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Disaster Preparedness Resources
Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
This guide has been designed to help citizens learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards.
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Helping Children Cope With Disaster
This booklet offers parents, caregivers, and other adults suggestions on how to help children be prepared for disaster.
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A Health Guide for the Public in Disaster Planning and Recovery
By taking a little time now to prepare, you can provide stored emergency food and water supplies for your entire family.
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Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement Desk Reference
This desk reference provides guidance on the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program regulations.
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Build a Disaster Preparedness Kit
A checklist for building an emergency kit. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life.
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Business Preparedness Resources
EKU Safety Management Program Infographic: Top 10 Natural Disasters That Threaten Businesses
Since 2000. natural disasters have cost the global economy 2.5 trillion dollars.
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Forbes article - Will Your Business Recover From Disaster?
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster.
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Disaster Planning From the Small Business Administration
Small business owners may invest a tremendous amount of time, money and resources in being successful but then fail to plan for disaster.
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FEMA Emergency Preparedness Resources for Business
When business is disrupted by disaster, it can cost money. Lost revenues plus extra expenses means reduced profits.
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FEMA Business Emergency Plan Template
Sample Business Emergency Plan from FEMA.
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Business Continuity Planning Suite
This software was created for any business with the need to create, improve, or update its business continuity plan.
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IT Disaster Recovery Plan
What do you when your information technology stops working?
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CDC NIOSH Emergency Response Resources
A comprehensive plan for dealing with terrorism-related events.
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SCORE's Small Business Disaster Preparedness Resources
SCORE is here to help small businesses be better prepared for unplanned business interruptions.
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How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations
You and your employees could be forced to evacuate your company when you least expect it. Be prepared.
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Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Businesses
Having an emergency preparedness plan in place is as important to the survival of your small business as your business plan.
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General Business Preparedness
Emergencies and disasters can strike anywhere and at any time bringing workplace injuries and illnesses with them.
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