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Have You Ever Been in a Blackout?

Are you taking full advantage of National Preparedness Month this September?  It’s a great time to think about all the things we plan to think about later, and somehow push off for months or years. Preparedness efforts can’t be planned after a disaster!  For example, blackouts….the Ready.gov site offers some great tips on what to…..

READ MORE »Posted on September 10th, 2012 in category: Preparedness Tips


Flood damage

Hurricane, Tropical Storm or Depression, the end result is a Flood!

As we watch the incredible impact of the latest hurricane, Issac, we are reminded of how much damage happens with so much water coming on to land.  The storm will end, but the resulting floods are lasting.  The FEMA blog posts lots of helpful information related to recent disasters.  Their coverage on Issac includes Safety…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 31st, 2012 in category: Flood, Hurricanes


Earthquake damage

Are you ready for the next earthquake?

With a recent “swarm” of southern California earthquakes, it brings to mind how important it is to be ready!  Every year, The Great California Shake Out encourages individuals, businesses and schools to organize an earthquake drill. This year, 2012 Great California Shake Out earthquake drill is October 18th at 10:18 a.m.  You can get some…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 27th, 2012 in category: Earthquake, Preparedness Tips


Senior couple making emergency plan.

How do I file an insurance claim?

Filing an insurance claim can be one of the most difficult things you will face as a disaster survivor.  They key is to learn about the process before you start.  Understanding components of homeowners insurance, how the process works, and what’s covered and what’s not covered (before you need to know). Did you know there…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 23rd, 2012 in category: Insurance, Preparedness Tips


Native Community Fire

Are there disaster recovery resources for tribes?

It can be a challenge for disaster survivors in Tribal Communities to find relevant information to help with recovery. Agencies like FEMA, AMERIND, TREMA, and USET all provide great resources for emergency management, financial support, and recovery assistance specifically designed for Native communities.  Check out our list of resources for Tribal Community Disaster Recovery. The…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 17th, 2012 in category: General, Indian Country


Grab 'n Go 3-Day Essentials Emergency Kit

Where can I get a disaster kit?

A disaster kit is an essential piece of equipment for every household.  You probably know this already, but do you have one? A basic kit should have 3 days worth of supplies for each member of your family, including pets.  You should not count on access to ATMs, stores, water or food and have a…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 15th, 2012 in category: Preparedness Tips