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Web Resources Emergencies - Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio Service
Discusses the regulations, call signs, licensing and more. From the Federal Communication Commission.
Emergency Radio.org
Includes How to Get Started; Find a Club; How Will You Communicate?; Ham Radio Works; Real World Stories; and Say 'Hello'. From the National Association for Amateur Radio.
Ham Radio in Emergency Operations
From DomesticPreparedness.com.


Finances
Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses
Includes links to PDF Tax Publications and to other government agency disaster information. From the IRS.
Disaster Recovery Planning Goals and Objectives
"Disaster recovery planning is the process of creating a document that details the steps your business will take to recover from a catastrophic event." From TheBalance.com.
Disasters and Financial Planning: a Guide for Preparedness
PDF document from American Red Cross, AICPA Foundation and the National Ednowment for Financial Education.
Emergency Financial First Aid Kit and Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide
Offers easy step-by-step instructions for how to protect personal assets and financial information, and reduce the challenges associated with emergencies and disasters. From OperationHope.org and FEMA.
Emergency Preparedness
For small business owners. Topics include: Disaster Assistance; Emergency Preparedness; Disaster Planning; Disaster Cleanup; Disaster Recovery Plan; State Government Information. From the Small Business Administration.
Financial Preparedness
From Ready.gov.
Preparing for a Disaster (Taxpayers and Businesses)
Includes videos, workbooks and IRS publications and forms. From the IRS.


General Information
American Red Cross
Contacting Loved Ones
"The American Red Cross can help your family members reconnect, whether the separation was caused by a recent emergency here at home, war or natural disaster overseas, or events as far back as the Holocaust."
How to Prepare for Emergencies
The American Red Cross has information for being prepared from home, school, work and in the community. Includes information for specific types of emergencies, and what teachers should know, as well as a home emergency plan.
Safe and Well
"After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier."
Seniors: How to Prepare for Emergencies"
Includes the PDF booklet "Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors". From the American Red Cross.
Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)
Information and news on health issues, disease outbreaks, avian influenza (bird flu), H1N1, and more. See also CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response.
Disaster Preparedness: How to Be Ready for the Next Big Storm
Subtitled "What You Can Do to Safeguard Your Home and Family". From Consumer Reports.
Driving in Emergencies and Disasters
From the United States Search and Rescue Task Force.
Emergency Care for You
For medical emergencies topics include: Emergency 101; Be Prepared; Visiting the ER; and Health & Safety Tips. From the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
"This site is intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies." From the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC).
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
PDF document.
How to Make a Disaster Plan
Topics include Communication; Evacuation; and Disaster Kits.
First Aid
First aid kits and more.
Homeowners Insurance and Common Natural Disasters
Groups the natural emergencies by regions and what insurance covers: Pacific States; Great Plains; Rocky Mountains; Upper Midwest; Northeast; Southeast; Southwest. From UnitedPolicyholders.org.
Moving Forward
After the disaster is over, much of your life may need to be rebuilt, like dealing with home damage, replacing personal property and finding important documents." Topics include: Your Home; Your Business or Farm; Your Finances, Job and Insurance; Your Health; Your Official Documents. From DisasterAssistance.gov and FEMA.
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Information and statistics on 911 (9-1-1).
T.H.E. NJ/NY Plan: The Trans Hudson Emergency NJ/NY Plan
"When access to bridges and tunnels is restricted because of emergency, T.H.E. NJ/NY Plan will help thousands get home safely."
Ready.gov: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed
Information, tips, and news on disaster preparation and response. From the United States Government.
Safety and Preparedness (formerly WeatherReady)
Information and videos on how to prepare for storms and dangerous weather conditions. Includes Floods; Tornadoes; Thunderstorms; Hurricanes; Wildfires; Winter and Heat. From the Weather Channel.
Three Easy Steps to Save a Life
Resources to help if you see someone collapse suddenly. From the Heart Rescue Project.


Weather-Related Emergencies
From CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
Extreme Heat
Includes: Extreme Heat Prevention, Hot Weather Tips, Heat Stress Resources, and more.
Floods
Includes: Key Facts About Flood Readiness, What Consumers Need to Know, Personal Hygiene After a Disaster, Reentering Your Flooded Home, Cleanup of Flood Water, After a Flood, Mold After a Disaster.
Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
Tips on preparing for such storms. See also Tornados.
Lightning
Includes: Lightning Safety Tips, First Aid Recommendations, Information for Workers / Outdoor Recreation / Organized Sporting Events / Water Activities / Pet Owners, and more.
Winter Weather
Includes: information on preparing / responding to winter storms, hypothermia frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, power outages, Frequently Asked Questions, and more.
Safety and Preparedness (formerly WeatherReady)
Information and videos on how to prepare for storms and dangerous weather conditions. from the Weather Channel.

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