Tips, Links and Resources for Disaster Preparedness Month

Reblogger Renae Bolton
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This is a fantastic post about getting and being prepared in case of a disaster - either in your home or neighborhood or in your business! Check it out!


Original content by Kaye Swain CalBRE#01966207

Tornados hurricanes earthquakes and more-thats why September is National Preparedness Month-photo from Photo courtesy of NSSL-via Kaye Swain REALTOR"Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" said Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. I have to admit, I don't see too many of those outside of the zoo. But I could easily say, "Earthquakes, Forest Fires, Volcanos, Tornados, Hurricanes, OH MY!" And that's not even all of the natural disasters that could happen here in the U.S. over the next year, not to mention the ongoing concerns about terrorism. And THAT's why FEMA, Homeland, Red Cross, and other organizations are helping us remember to be prepared for all emergencies - small and large - this month via National Preparedness Month and they're encouraging all of us to help spread the word. So I thought I would round up some useful resources to help us all get prepared.

1. Every home would be wise to have an emergency kit prepared. Here are some good lists to use to create your own personal list:

  • HomeLogic - What Should Be in an Emergency Survival Kit?
  • PGE - Emergency preparedness including Prepare An Emergency Kit
  • Real Simple - Make an emergency kit along with other tips and resources
  • This Old House - I love the first item on the list - fishing line :) 

2. Disaster Preparedness Resources:

  • has many great publications to help be prepared.
  • Red Cross has an online Disaster and Safety Library with a checklist and guides.
  • FEMA - Avoiding Hurricane Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners
  • Here are plenty of links for earthquakes, along with other resources, from California Emergency Services
  • FEMA has some great videos including Power Outages, Fires, Earthquakes-this is a cute one by kids, and, of course, their introductory video for National Preparedness Month:


3. Protection Tips for Our fuzzy, furry, scaley and other friends:

4. Disaster preparedness for specialty needs:

Zombie Apocalypses are highly unlikely to happen but still good to be prepared via Kaye Swain REALTOR living in Roseville CA

5. Disaster preparedness is also here at ActiveRain including:

With all these resources, there is plenty to help each of us be prepared for disasters we hope never happens. And as the boy scouts love tor remind us, it's always wise to Be Prepared. 


Photo of tornado public domain, used by permission courtesy of NSSL - NOAA

Image of Zombie Apocalypse used by permission courtesy of CDC 


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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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What a great list it is always good to be prepared not matter what the disaster. Thanks for sharing have a great day.

Oct 06, 2014 02:23 AM #1
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Great reblog and it never hurts to remind people to be prepared in case of an emergency! I hope you are having a good week!

Oct 07, 2014 04:08 AM #2
Grant Schneider
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Good morning Renae Bolton - this information is timeless and is worth bookmarking

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