Got Water?

Has the water run dry in your emergency supply kit?  If so, it’s time to fill ‘er up!  One of the most essential components of a disaster-ready kit is water.  A well maintained kit prepares you before disaster strikes.  After an emergency, clean drinking water may not be available if…

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Wayne County Medical Reserve Corps

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Wayne County Department of Public Health (WCDPH), Medical Reserve Corps to assist the public health department by providing quality volunteer health care professionals who can maintain services such as health, education and disease prevention during public health emergencies. Why Join Our MRC? To…

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Keep pets safe with the free ASPCA Pet Safety Pack

In the event of an emergency, The ASPCA pet rescue window decal alerts rescue personnel that pets are inside your home. The safety pack also includes an ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center magnet—a great way to keep the APCC’s toll-free emergency number and website address handy in case your pets…

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Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

You can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are – at home, at school, or at work. Public safety officials use reliable systems to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Many communities also offer emergency alert notifications through their own systems.…

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2013 National Preparedness Report Released

Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness requires an annual National Preparedness Report (NPR) that summarizes national progress in building, sustaining and delivering the 31 core capabilities outlined in the National Preparedness Goal released in September 2011.  The newly released 2013 NPR reviews the past year and shares the progress that…

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Volunteer with a Purpose

When disaster strikes, individuals are ready to volunteer for the cause. Volunteerism is an opportunity to give back and help a community in need.  FEMA works with various partners that lead with volunteering on the disaster scene, partners such as  American Red Cross, HandsOn Network and National Voluntary Organizations Active…

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“It Can Happen To You” – Evonne Richards

“I Just Never Thought it Would Hit Us”: Tornado Survivor Evonne Richards on How Being Prepared Saved Her Family, Helped Her Community While 60 percent of Americans say preparation for natural or man-made disasters is very important to them, only a staggering 17 percent of Americans claim to be very…

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Helping Children Cope with Disasters

Disasters can leave children feeling frightened, confused and insecure. Whether a child has personally experienced trauma, or has seen the event on television or has heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and teachers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to…

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Cleaning Up and Returning Home After a Disaster

After a disaster strikes, use extreme caution when returning home. You may be anxious to see your property but do not return to your home before the area is declared to be safe by local officials. Before entering your home, be sure to take the following measures: Check for loose…

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