Floods are one of the most common and dangerous natural disasters and can cause a lot of damage to life and property, so it is important to know how to survive a flood.
For more information on surviving a flood, click here to visit the ready.gov site.
Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes can destroy buildings, flip cars, and create deadly flying debris.
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If you are under a tornado or severe weather warning:
For more information, click here to visit the ready.gov site.
Along with the American Red Cross - FEMA has an emergency app to assist families with planning for an emergency.
The FEMA App is your personalized disaster resource, so you feel empowered and ready to take charge of any disaster life throws your way.
Learn how to prepare for common hazards quickly and easily. The FEMA App can help you learn basic preparedness strategies like how to create a family emergency communication plan, what to pack in your emergency kit, and what to do immediately after a disaster.
Knowing when and how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property during a disaster can make all the difference. With the FEMA App, you can receive real-time weather and emergency alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide. It can also help you find a nearby shelter if you need to evacuate to a safe space.
The FEMA App gives you the tools you need to recover after a disaster. Find out if your location is eligible for FEMA assistance, find Disaster Recovery Center locations, and get answers to your most pressing questions. Instantly connect with FEMA’s disaster resources so you find the help that you need when you need it most.
Learn more on the FEMA App webpage.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
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