Top 5 Websites for Emergency Preparedness
By Ashley Western, Commercial Business Development Manager
With Hurricane season swiftly approaching, it is important to have an Emergency plan. Doing a little planning ahead of time will ensure you and your family peace of mind should disaster strike. Here are 5 of my favorite websites for disaster planning:
1. www.72hours.org - Experts say every family should be prepared to remain self-sufficient for at least 72 hours should a disaster strike. This website takes you through various disasters, and gives you great info on how to take care of everyone in your family.
2. http://www.simplychecklists.com/Emergencies/hurricane_prep.asp - Simply Checklists.com gives Checklists for all kinds of disasters: everything from wedding planning to tsunamis! However, I like their easy to use hurricane checklist most, as it gives you a centralized list of things to do to prepare yourselves for a storm.
3. www.fema.gov - The FEMA website is full of info on preparation for everything from floods to wildfires.
4. http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/weather_aware_hurricane.htm Texas Department of Public Safety's website on hurricane preparedness.
5. http://twitter.com/hurricane - This is a twitter site dedicated to frequent updates about hurricanes all over the country.