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PrepareAthon! is April 30th

Did you know April 30, 2014 is a National Day of Action?  America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.  It’s sponsored by FEMA, and intended for individuals, groups, and communities. Find…..

READ MORE »Posted on April 19th, 2014 in category: Fire, Flood, Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips, Tornados

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Call for Applications to FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

This is the second year of FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council, and if you know someone who might be interested, they will be following in some impressive footsteps! FEMA is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as…..

READ MORE »Posted on February 10th, 2014 in category: General

Personal resiliency begins at home by planning for recovery

We are pleased to share our article about planning for recovery published in the Continuity eGuide by Disaster Resource Guide.  Our article features one of the best ways to increase your resiliency by planning for recovery. Read our article:   A New Tool to Create A Personal Property Inventory When Everything Is Gone For more…..

READ MORE »Posted on December 1st, 2013 in category: Preparedness Tips, Recovery Tips


ShakeOut Today…10/17 at 10:17

The ShakeOut Drill is scheduled for 10:17 AM on October 17, 2013. This means that wherever you are at that moment—at home, at work, at school, anywhere—you should Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds……

READ MORE »Posted on October 16th, 2013 in category: Earthquake, Preparedness Tips

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What is a 100-Year Flood?

It’s probably not what you think!  Check out the California Flood Preparedness website for the answer. In addition, find out other interesting facts about floods; for example, do you know what Alluvial Fan Flooding is vs. Riverine flooding?  Both are common in California.  And find resources for Reducing Your Flood Risk. Also see our section…..

READ MORE »Posted on October 2nd, 2013 in category: Flood, Preparedness Tips

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Get The Red Guide on Amazon

We are please to announce our paperback version and a Kindle version of The Red Guide to Recovery is now available on! Visit our page of the Chapter Content to get an overview of what is in the handbook.  We also offer bulk purchases on our website. Go to Amazon and add the book…..

READ MORE »Posted on September 20th, 2013 in category: Preparedness Tips, Recovery Tips