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Are You Ready?: An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

Title:
Are You Ready?: An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
064-000-00058-6
ISBN:
9780160920745
Description

Guide for citizens on how to protect themselves and their families against all types of natural and man-made disasters and hazards from tornadoes to terrorism, floods to fires, extreme cold to extreme heat. The "Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness" publication from FEMA can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual. The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property.

How the guide is organized: The guide advises on planning before a disaster, responding during a disaster, and recovering after a disaster. It addresses needs of adults, children, people with disabilities and pets.

Family Forms: The guide is customizable to you and your family with forms to fill out for your own emergency plans. Included is a form for you to use to fill out information as you collect it from your local authorities on possible hazards and emergencies in your community, the Risk Level and how to reduce your risk, along with a “Community and Other Plans” form to use to record answers from your local officials about your community’s disaster and emergency plans.  Also included is a form to draw and to record your family’s specific evacuation route and another to record your Family Communications Plan.

Assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit:  A whole chapter is devoted to assembling a good general disaster supplies kit for multiple locations: home, work and vehicle.

By reading and following the instructions in this guide, you and your family can say, "Yes, we are ready!"

 

Other related resources:

Disaster Preparedness resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/consumer-home-family/disaster-prepared...

Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business; Includes Construction Plans (CD) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/064-000-00069-1?ctid=528

Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/064-000-00060-8

Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: Supporting Documentation is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/064-000-00061-6

Other products produced by U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/528

 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Preface ........................................................................................................ 1
Why Prepare ............................................................................................... 7

Part 1 Basic Preparedness ......................................................................... 13
Section 1.1 Getting Informed .................................................................... 15
Section 1.2 Emergency Planning and Checklists ........................................ 23
Section 1.3 Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit ............................................. 31
Section 1.4 Shelter ..................................................................................... 37
Section 1.5 Hazard-Specific Preparedness .................................................. 43
Section 1.6 Practicing and Maintaining Your Plan ...................................... 45

Part 2 Natural Hazards .............................................................................. 47
Section 2.1 Floods ..................................................................................... 49
Section 2.2 Tornadoes ............................................................................... 57
Section 2.3 Hurricanes .............................................................................. 65
Section 2.4 Thunderstorms and Lightning ................................................ 73
Section 2.5 Winter Storms and Extreme Cold ........................................... 79
Section 2.6 Extreme Heat .......................................................................... 85
Section 2.7 Earthquakes ............................................................................. 93
Section 2.8 Volcanoes ................................................................................ 101
Section 2.9 Landslides and Debris Flow (Mudslide) ................................. 105
Section 2.10 Tsunamis ............................................................................... 111
Section 2.11 Fires ....................................................................................... 115
Section 2.12 Wildfires ................................................................................ 123

Part 3 Technological Hazards ...................................................................... 127
Section 3.1 Hazardous Materials Incidents ................................................ 129
Section 3.2 Household Chemical Emergencies .......................................... 133
Section 3.3 Nuclear Power Plants .............................................................. 139

Part 4 Terrorism .......................................................................................... 145
Section 4.1 General Information about Terrorism ...................................... 147
Section 4.2 Explosions ............................................................................... 151
Section 4.3 Biological Threats .................................................................... 155
Section 4.4 Chemical Threats ..................................................................... 159
Section 4.5 Nuclear Blast ........................................................................... 163
Section 4.6 Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD) ................................... 169
Section 4.7 Homeland Security Advisory System ....................................... 173

Part 5 Recovering from Disaster ................................................................ 179
Appendix A: Water Conservation Tips ....................................................... 191
Appendix B: Disaster Supplies Checklist .................................................... 195
Appendix C: Family Communications Plan ................................................. 201

Audience

Anyone interested in learning about possible emergency scenarios and how to prepare for them in order to keep oneself and one's family safe will want this publication.

Reviews

BOOK REVIEWS:

America, we ask you, “Are you Ready? for Extreme Cold and Other Natural and Man-made Disasters?” in our Government Book Talk blog post this week as we review the terrific new disaster preparedness guide.

Whether you live near an active volcano; in Tornado Alley or a Hurricane Zone; in wildfire, mudslide or flood-prone areas; or just want to be prepared for any emergency—natural or man-made—this guide will help you save the day.

The guide advises on planning before a disaster, responding during a disaster, and recovering after a disaster and is organized into the following sections: Why Prepare, Part 1 Basic Preparedness, Part 2 Natural Hazards, Part 3 Technological Hazards, Part 4 Terrorism, and Part 5 Recovering from Disaster.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$32.00
International Price:
$44.80
Publisher:
Homeland Security Dept., Federal Emergency Management Agency
Year/Pages:
2004: 206 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • IS 22
  • Emergency Preparedness
Weight:
1.4375
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
10/22/2013
Last Status Update:
04/10/2017
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