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Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.

As the most comprehensive guide to personal emergency preparedness published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Are You Ready? will help individuals prepare themselves and their families for disasters.

Revised in September 2002, Are You Ready? provides a step-by-step outline on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, emergency planning for people with disabilities, how to locate and evacuate to a shelter, and even contingency planning for family pets. Man-made threats from hazardous materials and terrorism are also treated in detail. The guide details opportunities for every citizen to become involved in safeguarding their neighbors and communities through FEMA's Citizen Corps (www.citizencorps.gov) initiative and Community Emergency Response Team training program.

Copies of Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness are available through the FEMA Publications warehouse (1.800.480.2520), FEMA publication H-34.





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Introduction -- 569 KB
      General Preparedness Information -- 1.14 MB
            Creating a disaster plan
               Emergency planning for people with special needs
               Disaster supply kits
      Emergency Planning and Disaster Supplies -- 654 KB
      Evacuation -- 63 KB
      Shelter -- 260 KB
             Long-term in-place sheltering
                Staying in a mass care shelter
      Mitigation -- 562 KB
      Animals in Disaster -- 927 KB
      Recovering From Disaster -- 93 KB


  Natural Hazards -- 396 KB
       Floods -- 1.26 MB
       Hurricanes -- 485 KB
       Thunderstorms -- 857 KB
     Winter Storms and Extreme Cold -- 636 KB
     Extreme Heat (Heat Wave) -- 104 KB
              Emergency water shortages
     Earthquakes -- 667 KB
     Volcanoes -- 301 KB
     Landslide and Debris Flow (Mudslide) -- 356 KB
     Tsunamis -- 808 KB
     Fire -- 746 KB
              Wildland fires


Technological & Man-Made Hazards -- 1.26 MB
     Hazardous Materials Incidents -- 375 KB
              Household chemical emergencies
     Nuclear Power Plants -- 414 KB
     National Security Emergencies -- 628 KB
             Chemical and biological weapons
             Nuclear and radiological attack
             Homeland security advisory system
For More Information -- 651 KB
      Citizen Corps
        Disaster Public Education web sites
        Independent study courses
Inside Back Cover -- 25.5 KB


Back Cover -- 1.42 MB  



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