The thing about natural disasters is that they
can strike at any time in almost any place, even
without warning. Throughout history, natural
disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano
eruptions, floods, fires, hurricanes, and
droughts had claimed millions or lives and
destroyed countless properties. The best
insurance for your life is to be well prepared
to respond when natural disasters occur.
Fortunately, there are lots of resources on the
Internet by governments and various
organizations that offer guidelines to help
people prepare for all sorts of natural
disasters. Here are some of the best resources
on natural disaster preparedness.
Wildfire: The US Fire Administration
provides a guideline to prepare for
Firewise Communities: The program by the
National Fire Protection Association to help
communities prepare for fires.
Wildfire Preparedness: Travis County
offers resources on wildfire preparedness as
well as a checklist.
Defensible Space: Find out how to clear
defensible space around homes and structures
to survive a wildfire.
Wildfires: Follow these steps to prepare
for wildfire disasters.
Volcanic Eruption: The CDC offers the
key facts in dealing with a volcanic
Volcanic Emergencies: A comprehensive
guide to preparing for volcanic emergencies
by the USGS.
Volcanoes: The handbook outlines the
things to do before and after the eruption.
Preparing for Volcanoes: The American
Red Cross provides instructions on volcano
Volcanoes of the World: The Global
Volcanism Program provides a lot of
resources on volcanoes of the world.
Avalanches: King County outlines the
steps to prepare for avalanches.
Avalanche Awareness: The NY Department
of Environmental Conservation provides
safety information on avalanches.
Avalanche Safety: For people who are
going to ski area boundaries, it’s best to
learn these basic safety rules.
Avalanche Info: There’s an international
avalanche watch as well as an online
tutorial on avalanche safety.
Highway Safety: The manual highlights
safety measures for highway safety during an
Flooding: The US Search and Rescue Task
Force offer a lot of information on flood
preparedness and precautions.
Preparing for Flood: Some suggestions on
how to prepare for floods.
Flood Preparedness: The City of Wood
River offers a guideline to help people
prepare for floods.
Home: There are instructions to help you
protect your home against floods.
Emergency Flood Plan: A complete guide
on creating an emergency flood plan for your
National Hurricane Center: The center
provides a wealth of resources to help
people prepare for hurricanes.
Hurricane Season: The FDA offers
information on keeping medicine, food, and
pets safe during hurricane season.
What to Do: The EPA shows you how to
deal with hurricanes.
Prepare for a Hurricane: Another place
to find information on hurricane
Hurricane Watch: Use this tool to
monitor a storm from different angles.
Tornadoes: The National Severe Storms
Laboratory offers comprehensive resources on
tornadoes and tornado safety.
Home Tornado Plan: Here’s a guide to
help you prepare a home tornado plan.
Preparedness Tips: Follow these tips to
be fully prepared for tornadoes.
Getting Ready: Find out how you can get
ready for the tornado season.
Highway Overpasses: The OCSWA explains
the dangers of highway overpasses during a
Storm Surges: The brochure provides
information on storm surges and how to
prepare for these natural disasters.
Hurricanes & Storm Surges: The State of
Massachusetts offers information for
hurricane and storm surge preparedness.
Storm Surge: Come here to learn about
storm surges and safety procedures.
Hurricane & Storm Surge Safety: A good
explanation of storm surges with safety tips
for dealing with hurricanes and storm
Storm Surge Safety: There’s a good
section on preparing for storm surges.
Miscellaneous Natural Disaster
Natural Disasters: Comprehensive
resource center covering all health
concerns, disaster relief, and pets.
Disaster Assistance: The place to get
assistance for disasters.
Relief Web: The website provides
information on humanitarian crises around
the world, including natural disasters.
Safety & Security: There’s information
on disaster mitigation, drought information,
emergency management, fire danger report,
Mitigation & Relief: The chapter focuses
on the issues of mitigation and relief for
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