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Planning & Preparedness

There are many other agencies and organizations contributing to the literature and resources surrounding disaster preparedness. Listed below are some websites that can help you to better prepare your home and community in case of a disaster through different types of information and resources:


ASPCA, or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has a vested interest in disaster preparedness. To help protect our beloved pets in times of crisis there are steps that can be taken in order to prepare. Click here to visit the ASPCA website


CDC, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is an organization that works in an effort to better prepare communities for disasters, by helping to ensure health safety and security even in times of crisis. Click here to visit the CDC website


FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Association, is an organization run by the United States Department of Homeland Security. It is their mission to to support citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Click here to visit the FEMA website

Prepare my Business 

Prepare my business is a partnership initiative cosponsored by Small Business Association and Agility Recovery Solutions to encourage small and mid-size businesses to have a recovery plan in place. Click here to visit the Prepare My Business website


Ready.gov and Listo.gov are initiatives that were formed in 2003 through DHS and FEMA in an effort to increase the importance of preparedness and to encourage individuals in the nation to become prepared for both natural and man made disasters. Click here to visit the Ready.gov website

Red Cross 

The Red Cross is an organization that gears itself to help mitigate disasters and sufferings of individuals caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods and other great national calamities. Click here to visit the Red Cross website