Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for and Recover from Dozens of Natural and Man-Made Disasters and Threats!
Are You Ready? is an all-encompassing practical guide for individuals and their families to preparing for all types of hazards and emergencies. It can be used as a reference or a step-by-step guide to developing, practicing, and maintaining emergency plans. It provides information, checklists, educational materials, and graphics to help you effectively plan for before, during, and after any kind of disaster.
Topics covered include: • Creating a disaster supplies kit • Dealing with natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes • Responding to technological hazards such as hazardous materials incidents and nuclear or chemical emergencies • General information about terrorism
About the Author
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Its mission is to support US citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation to build, sustain and improve citizens' capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government with responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve antiterrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cybersecurity, and disaster prevention and management.