Overall
Why Prepare?
Citizen
Local
State
Federal

Basic Preparedness
Getting Informed
Planning and Checklists
Special Needs
Disaster Supplies Kit
Shelter
Others

Natural Hazards
Floods
Hurricanes
Thunderstorms and lightning
Tornadoes
Winter storms and extreme cold
Extreme heat
Earthquakes
Volcanoes
Landslides and debris flow
Tsunamis
Fires
Wildfires

Technological Hazards
Hazardous materials incidents
Household chemical emergencies
Nuclear power plant emergencies

Terrorism
Explosions
Biological threats
Chemical threats
Nuclear blasts
Radiological dispersion device events

Recovering from Disaster
Health and safety guidelines
Returning home
Seeking disaster assistance
Coping with disaster
Helping others
 

Hazard Specific Preparedness
There are actions that should be taken before, during and after an event that are unique to each hazard. For example:
Seeking a safe shelter during a tornado

Reducing property loss from a hurricane
Information about the specific hazards and what to do for each is provided in Parts 2, 3 and 4. Share the hazard-specific information with family members and include relevant material in your family disaster plan.

Practicing and Maintaining Your Plan
Once you have developed your plan, you need to practice and maintain it. For example, ask questions to make sure your family remembers meeting places, phone numbers and safety rules. Conduct drills and test fire alarms. Always update disaster supplies.