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.
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.
This publication offers information to safeguard children at schools during a tornado.
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.
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.
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.
This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is no gas or electricity for cooking.
After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains how to safely prepare food when you have no power.
This publication covers the supplies you will need at home in the event of an emergency or disaster.
In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration on hand or in an evacuation kit.
This publication offers information on preparation for tornado season in North Carolina.
This publication covers the supplies you will need for a lengthy stay in a shelter during an emergency or disaster.
Storm safety for managers and residents of high-rise buildings before and during a hurricane are covered in this factsheet.
This publication clears up misconceptions about federal flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program.
This publication discusses the National Flood Insurance Program, as well as a flood insurance policies from insurance companies.
This publication contains important information and safety tips regarding gasoline-powered generators to be used in an emergency or disaster.
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.
This publication offers a checklist of items to ensure your car is in working order in the event of an evacuation during an emergency or disaster.
What is a coalition and how can It help? A disaster recovery coalition is an organization of concerned citizens that advocates for services, policies and programs to accomplish specific goals that impact disaster recovery and prevention. A coalition monitors, analyzes and mobilizes community efforts. A local coalition may assume several roles.
This publication covers how to spot a tornado, where to go during a storm and tornado survival rules and tips.
If you stay at your house during an emergency or disaster, take the following actions to ensure you are well prepared.