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Preparing for an Emergency

Natural Disasters

Preparing for and Recovering from a Hurricane
Information to help you understand the dangers of hurricanes, how to prepare, and the environmental hazards that may exist after a hurricane.

Natural Events Resources
Prepare for a range of natural disasters, including hurricances, volcanoes, tornadoes, and extreme temeratures, that could affect your home.

Chemical Emergencies

As with natural disasters, it is important for you to educate yourself about the risk of hazardous substance emergencies in your area, and what to do if one occurs. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) encourages citizens to remain informed about local hazards. EPCRA guarantees the right to know about hazards in your community, and provides ways to be involved in maintaining community safety.

Mercury Spills, Disposal, and Site Cleanup
Detailed advice on how to clean up and avoid exposure to mercury spills ranging in size from broken thermometers to over a pound of spilled mercury.

Emergency Preparedness and Response information at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides more information about diseases, agents, and other health and environmental threats.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines and resources
Information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help you plan ahead and stay safe during disasters and emergencies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response
CDC provides information on emergency preparedness activities and agents, diseases, and other threats in order to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

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