Preparedness is the knowledge that we can, as individual households, take steps before an emergency to be prepared for it. There are many levels of preparedness, and many aspects to being prepared.
EMPact America encourages everyone to take time to assess how prepared you are for emergencies and natural disasters. Use these resources to review (and improve upon, if needed) your plans for your household, where you work or go to school, and in your community organizations.
We encourage everyone to take steps to become more prepared.
Here are some ideas on how you can start:
This page is a starter resource for our members to find ways to be prepared, and is not intended to be the definitive preparedness resource, but a resource of resources--a growing collection of web sites and organizations dedicated to preparedness.
Ready.gov - the federal government's main web site for being ready
Popular Preparedness Web Sites:
Ready.gov's emergency-specific pages:
Hurricane info: www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/hurricanes.html
Blackout info: www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/blackout.html
Earthquake info: www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/earthquakes.html
Flood info: www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/floods.html
EMPact Radio Episode PVP#23 - with James Wesley Rawles
EMPact Radio Episode PVP#36 - with James Wesley Rawles
EMPact America's Preparedness Podcast on EMPact Radio
Ready.gov's instructional videos: www.ready.gov/america/about/instructional_index.html
Total Self-Reliance's videos: www.youtube.com/user/TotalSelfReliance
RoknRandy's instructional videos: www.youtube.com/user/roknrandy
Below are links to some items or resources that have been mentioned in the Preparedness Podcast regarding personal preparedness and/or local government preparedness. These are just some sample items to think about. Please research any purchases carefully, and shop around. We do not endorse or guarantee any products or information. All info is provided "as is." Also, keep in mind much of what you (and your town) will need is planning – it is important to secure and use your existing resources.
Also, learning skills can be more important than having supplies, so consider learning new skills and practicing them before you need them.
Below are some other ideas and items you should be able to find on www.readymaderesources.com:
Are you familiar with other preparedness resources? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions you have.