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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
With the frequency and severity of natural disasters on the rise, so has the importance of our understanding of community resilience in disaster recovery increased. A sense of community positively shaped disaster recovery for residents of 12 neighborhoods hit by Hurricane Sandy. A new study conducted by the Associated Press-National Opinion Research Center for Public Affairs Research shows these 12 communities report high levels of recovery two years after the disaster due, in part, to neighbors helping neighbors.
If a disaster hits your community, your most immediate source of aid will be each other. Let America’s PrepareAthon! assist by providing the tools you’ll need to prepare for various disasters including winter storms and wildfires. Visit www.ready.gov/prepare for valuable information to help you take action and practice the necessary steps to protect your family, community, and organizations today!
Thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for this report.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
In this day and age, technology is rapidly changing and improving. Every day we are finding new ways to communicate and improve communication response times – especially during a disaster. The most incredible part is that everything we need fits right in our hand.
You may be one of the many people across the country who rely more on a mobile phone than a traditional house-hold land-line; therefore, in emergency situations, it is vital to understand how your mobile or smartphone can get you critical information instantly. The following are ways to receive emergency information on your mobile or smartphone:
- The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is the nation’s alert and warning system that saves time when time matters most. Check to see if your city participates in IPAWS.
- Use social media outlets like Twitter for your emergency alert needs! @Citizen_Corps and @PrepareAthon provide valuable disaster preparedness information on a daily basis!
- A number of mobile apps are available for getting prepared for, and keeping track of, emergency events; these apps include the FEMA appand host of apps by the American Red Cross.
One way to reduce the effects of disasters in your community is to invest in enhancing resilience through mobile technology. Using the above resources, we can start preparing for disasters and learn how to manage and mitigate emergency situations now, so that we don't wonder what to do later! For more information regarding mobile alerts and text messaging visit http://www.ready.gov/get-tech-
Saturday, November 1, 2014
It’s that time of year again! As we prepare our clocks to “fall back” for the end of Daylight Saving Time on once a year. In addition, if your smoke alarm is more than 10 years old, replace it with a new alarm and a new battery., use this opportunity to also prepare your home for fire emergencies by changing the batteries in your smoke alarm. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, most alarms need a new battery at least
And with colder temperatures on the way, you may want to review heating safety techniques with your family and create a fire escape plan. Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening. These steps include:
- Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, such as a furnace, fireplace, or portable heater;
- Turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed; and
- Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected yearly by a qualified professional.
Making a fire escape plan and practicing a fire escape drill are important elements of home fire safety. Start planning today! This toolkit from the National Fire Protection Agency has everything you need to get started.
Thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for this suggestion.
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