1. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, National Preparedness Month & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Keep Calm and be Prepared

    Extra Caution for Coastal Communities National Preparedness Month is next Month - If you live along a coast, remember that there are approximately 13,000 miles of coastline in the United States. These areas are often vulnerable and prone to hazards like hurricanes, tsunamis, flooding and storm-surges. To protect you and your family, it’s best to be prepared for those hazards...
  2. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Hello Hurricane Season!

    It is here... we're already in Hurricane Season. Are you Ready? Be Prepared for a Storm Prepare Your Home Cover all of your home’s windows with pre-cut ply wood or hurricane shutters to protect your windows from high winds. Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down. Keep all trees...
  3. Categories: Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Do you need to worry about Hurricane Preparedness this Year?

    This Hurricane Season is predicted to be "Normal" or slightly less than average risk of major Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Cyclones. So do you still need to prepare? Yes. Always. The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season. The main driver of this year’s outlook is the anticipated development of El Niño this summer. El Niño causes stronger wind...
  4. Categories: Press Releases & Disaster & Survival Forum

    National Hurricane Conference

    The primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. In addition, the conference serves as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to...
  5. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    One Year After Hurricane Sandy - Ready for the next Hurricane or Super Storm?

    Devastation struck across the East when Super Storm Sandy swept through quiet Towns preparing for Halloween and the Holidays. First Aid Mart was in the fray building and shipping 116, 000 First Aid Kits for the American Red Cross Efforts. People banded together and did what they could for others less prepared - but who was really ready for this unforeseen calamity...
  6. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Flooding and Destruction

    Flooding - it's a Disaster often not considered... many areas prepare for Hurricane, Earthquake, Tornado, Tsunami, but a Flood can happen during high rains, or even on a clear sunny day if a Dam gives way or a Levy breaks... Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. They can be local, impacting a neighborhood or very...
  7. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Hurricane Preparedness: Prepare Your Home Before a Hurricane

    Make plans in advance to secure your home. Protect your windows by installing hurricane shutters or board up windows with plywood. Download this GREAT Infographic from Hurricane_Graphic_FINAL    
  8. Categories: General Safety Topics, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Safety During Hurricane Clean-up

    Stay Safe During Hurricane Clean-up - Cleaning and sanitizing your home after a hurricane or emergency is important to help prevent the spread of illness and disease. Find out how much bleach to use to clean and sanitize surfaces around the home Returning Home After a Disaster: Be Healthy and Safe HIGHLIGHTS Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by placing generators, pressure...
  9. Categories: Child Safety, First Aid Articles, Press Releases & Disaster & Survival Forum

    EvacuKids - CDC tells about Child Safety Programs

    What's an EvacuKid? Find out how Evacuteer is bringing preparedness to a younger generation and the importance of talking to kids about their experience with emergencies. When you ask someone what the most important thing to have on hand for a hurricane is, the common answers include food, water, flashlights, batteries, or a radio.  As I read through my student...
  10. Categories: Info News, Press Releases & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Hurricane Preparedness - Pledge to Prepare

    Hurricanes Inspire others to act by being an example yourself, Pledge to Prepare & tell others about it! A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere...

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