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Having Hard Wired Telephone for Power OutagesYou need a hard wired phone that is able to dial out. Just because your electricity is out, does not mean your phone will not work if you have a hard wired phone.


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What is a Bug Out Box?What is a bug out box? Why is it called "bug out?"


Car stopped in front of a downed tree across the road.

Reducing Spring Weather DamageThis is a page about reducing spring weather damage. Depending on where you live, a storm may bring thunderstorms with high winds and heavy rain, tornadoes or even hurricanes.


Power Outage Safety Plan for People on Oxygen

Power Outage Safety Plan for People on...This is a page about power outage safety plan for people on oxygen. A power outage can become a dangerous situation for someone on oxygen, unless they have planned ahead.


Dog looking sad.

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Pet OwnersThis page contains emergency preparedness tips for pet owners. It is important to have a plan for everyone in your household in case of an emergency.


Home Emergency Kit

Making a Home Emergency KitThis page is about making a home emergency kit. Make sure to be prepared in case your household experiences an unexpected event.


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Homemade First Aid KitThis page is about a homemade first aid kit. You never know when you may need emergency first aid.


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Save Water for Storm OutagesI realized that an excellent way to reuse 2 Liter pop bottles after we had a storm and had no electricity. We're on an electric well pump so I wasn't able to get a cup of coffee or even a little sponge bath to freshen up that morning.


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Be Prepared for EmergenciesIf you live where there are earthquakes or severe storms, it pays to keep a pair of shoes sitting right next to your bed. Most of emergency room visits right after an earthquake are because people stepped on glass from broken windows and mirrors.



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Prepare for Winter Before It Arrives?What can I do now, to be prepared for this year's winter? Any ideas on anything will be appreciated. Thanks.


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Make Emergency Kits In Free BagsWhen you get free bags from conferences or baby formula companies, keep them. Load them up with a variety of things you might need in an emergency or during a delay.


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How to Purify Water?During these so very dangerous times, I've read that it's advisable to have emergency supplies and to stock up on food and water and my family has taken this to heart. I've gotten the food part of it down, but how do I store drinking water so it'll keep safe to drink?


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Prepare Now For The Flu PandemicI know a lot of people are thinking that this is going to be like the Y2K Scare a couple of years ago but with the disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the miserable way our government handled it.


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Basic Emergency Supplies KitWater, food, and clean air are the essential items for survival. Each family or individual's kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.


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Camping or Driving Safety BlanketKeep in your auto a couple of drape panels with the pleats cut off, folded and stored in your auto or camping supplies. If on the road, camping or if you have to walk in wet weather, open one of the drape panels and place the rubberized side next to you to hold heat in and away to keep wet off.


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Practice Drills Before A DisasterI teach in an international school in Tokyo. At 2:45 p.m. on Mar. 10, 2011, we had an earthquake and evacuation drill. At 2:46 p.m. on Mar. 11, we had the 8.9 earthquake. Because we had just "rehearsed" the same thing the day before, everyone knew exactly what to do.


A roadway with storm clouds and lightning in the distance

Preparing for Thunderstorm and...Spring storm season is upon us and storms with straight line winds, hail and lightening can be extremely dangerous and damaging. Here are a few tips to make this time of year a little safer.


A cat that looks like it has been left behind after a disaster.

Disaster Preparedness for Dogs And CatsDisaster can strike at any time. When it happens, the pets in your care are going to have to depend on you to take care of their needs. If a disaster strikes your area today, are you prepared to take care your pet for however long it takes to recover?


A blue expandable file box for important paperwork.

Be Prepared For An EmergencyI have moved several times but have lived in three states for the majority of my years. Many states are prone to certain types of weather. Since you can not change the weather, the next wisest thing to do is to educate oneself about the best course of action.


Preparing for Snow Emergencies. A house after a winter snow storm.

Preparing for Snow EmergenciesThe Boy Scouts have it right-always be prepared. After a recent early season snow storm knocked out power for days in the mid-Atlantic, families emerged from the darkness with the realization that they weren't as prepared for a disaster as they thought.


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