Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Preparedness

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For people who want to prepare for the possibility of an emergency or a disaster in their community, these agencies offer information and guidance on how to prepare:

Connecticut cities and towns Emergency Management Office’s handle “Special Needs Registries”, which maintain information about residents who may require assistance in the event of a disaster. People with disabilities, people who cannot drive, and people who do not have access to transportation are included. Participation in the Special Needs Registry is voluntary. Here is a link to the cities/towns who have Special Needs Registries.

Unexpected events can have deep and far reaching impacts, including financial.  For more information go to: http://www.smartaboutmoney.org/Portals/0/ResourceCenter/DisastersandFinancialPlanning-PreparednessGuide.pdf

Businesses can help keep their employees and business safe by having an Emergency Action Plan and a Business Continuity Plan. The following links will help businesses enhance or develop Emergency Action and Business Continuity Plans:

From Ready.gov: http://ready.gov/business

From the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/index.html

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Information on preparing for specific types of disasters can be found at the following websites:

HURRICANES
American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/

National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml

USA.gov (United States government information website)
http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

THUNDERSTORMS

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/

Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.ready.gov/

National Weather Service
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/tornado/

TORNADOES

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/safety/tornadoguide.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/index.html

WINTER STORMS

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/

Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.ready.gov/

National Weather Service
http://www.weather.gov/om/winter/

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: August2017