FEMA recommends planning ahead for disasters by preparing a minimum of three days’ worth of food and water for you and your pets. Stores may be closed for extended periods of time in an emergency, so stock up on … read more
Children represent nearly 25 percent of our population. Consider that on any given weekday, 6.7 million children are in schools and child care, a time when children are most vulnerable because they are away from their families. Yet, only a handful of States require basic school evacuation and family reunification plans. The Strategic National Stockpile, intended to provide the public with medicine and medical supplies in the event of a public health emergency, is woefully under-stocked with medical countermeasures for children. This book examines existing capabilities that can and should be built upon to integrate children into … read more
Have you ever wondered how you would cope if there was a disaster? What would you need if there was no power or communication for an extended period? Would you be prepared to remain in your home for a few days, a week, or a month without venturing outside? Can you put your hands on exactly what you would like to take with you if you had to evacuate?
Written specifically for a single woman living in an urban environment, this is a practical guide to prepare your home for safety and comfort for as long as you … read more
Measuring Disaster Preparedness is the seminal work on using measurement to manage the disaster preparation process. Its audience is that diverse group of local leaders and public servants whom communities of various types and sizes will hold to account to plan for, mitigate, and if necessary, respond to natural–and unnatural–disasters.
Written by a seasoned expert with almost two decades of institutional and field experience in indicator development and application, Measuring Disaster Preparedness describes the elements of performance measurement, and provides guidance on how to manage the indicator development process, summarize data, and use indicator data to improve readiness. … read more