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Foods That Require No Cooking

Disaster Preparedness

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is no gas or electricity for cooking.

Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

Disaster Preparedness

In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration on hand or in an evacuation kit.

A Disaster Kit for Staying at Home

By: Sarah Kirby, Benjamin Chapman Disaster Preparedness

This publication covers the supplies you will need at home in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Hurricane Preparedness

By: Sarah Kirby, Wilma Hammett Disaster Preparedness

The key to surviving a hurricane is preparation. This factsheet takes you through the thought process of what needs to be done before a storm so that you are prepared.

Evacuation Disaster Kit

Disaster Preparedness

This publication covers the supplies you will need for a lengthy stay in a shelter during an emergency or disaster.

Tornado Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

This publication covers how to spot a tornado, where to go during a storm and tornado survival rules and tips.

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Outage

By: Benjamin Chapman Disaster Preparedness

After a power outage, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains how to safely prepare food when you have no power.

Correct Potential Hazards Before a Disaster

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Preparedness

During and right after a disaster, any household item that can move, fall, break, or cause a fire becomes a home hazard. To minimize possible danger, inspect your home now to find and correct potential hazards.

Myths and Facts About the National Flood Insurance Program

Disaster Preparedness

This publication clears up misconceptions about federal flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program.

Protecting Valuable Records

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Preparedness

Many people assume that floods, storms, hurricanes and other disasters happen to someone else, and many people postpone taking care of family papers. This factsheet helps you to determine what papers you should worry about protecting.

Helping Your Family Prepare Before a Disaster

By: Sarah Kirby, Karen DeBord Disaster Preparedness

Don’t be reluctant to talk with your family about the possibility of a hurricane, fire, tornado, or flood. Thought and action before the disaster hits usually helps family members react wisely. Families that work together to prepare for the problem will cope better than those who do not take precautions.

Purchasing a Back-Up Generator for the Farm

By: Grant Ellington Disaster Preparedness

This publication contains important information and safety tips regarding gasoline-powered generators to be used in an emergency or disaster.


Disaster Preparedness

This publication offers information on tornadoes and tornado season in North Carolina.

Caring for Your Pets in an Emergency

Disaster Preparedness

Making arrangements for your pets should be part of your household disaster planning. If you must evacuate your home, it’s always wise to take your pets with you. Although trained service dogs are allowed in emergency shelters, other pets are not allowed due to public health and safety reasons. You need to have other plans for your pets. Advance planning is essential; it could save a pet’s life.

Should You Buy Flood Insurance?

Disaster Preparedness

This publication discusses the National Flood Insurance Program, as well as a flood insurance policies from insurance companies.

Evacuating Safely

Disaster Preparedness

This publication covers the supplies needed for an evacuation due to an emergency or disaster, as well as a checklist of things to do before leaving your house.

Corrija peligros potenciales antes de un desastre

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Preparedness

Durante e inmediatamente después de un desastre, cualquier artículo de la casa que puede moverse, caerse, romperse, o causar un incendio y volverse peligroso. Para reducir la posibilidad de peligro, inspeccione su hogar para encontrar y corregir peligros potenciales.

National Flood Insurance Programs

Disaster Preparedness

This publication offers some information about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

If You Don't Leave - Establishing a Safe Place

Disaster Preparedness

If you stay at your house during an emergency or disaster, take the following actions to ensure you are well prepared.