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Practicing and Maintaining an Emergency Plan

Once you have developed your plan, you need to practice and maintain it. For example, ask questions to make sure your family remembers meeting places, phone numbers, and safety rules. Conduct drills such as drop, cover, and hold on for earthquakes. Test fire alarms. Replace and update disaster supplies.

For More Information

If you require more information about any of these topics, the following are resources that may be helpful.

FEMA Publications

Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book. FEMA-243. Coloring book for ages 3-10. Also available in Spanish. Before Disaster Strikes. FEMA A-291. Contains information about how to make sure you are financially prepared to deal with a natural disaster. Also available in Spanish. The Adventures of Julia and Robbie: Disaster Twins. FEMA-344. A collection of disaster related stories. Includes information on preparedness and how to mitigate against disasters. FEMA for Kids. L-229. Provides information about what FEMA (specifically fema.gov) has to offer children. Community Shelter. FEMA 361. Contains guidelines for constructing mass shelters for public refuge in schools, hospitals, and other places. Food and Water in an Emergency. L-210 If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days, or even weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide for your entire family. Also available online at www.fema.gov/pdf/library/fweb.pdf. Helping Children Cope with Disaster. FEMA L-196. Helps families understand how to help children cope with disaster and its aftermath. Assisting People with Disabilities in a Disaster. Information about helping people with disabilities in a disaster and resources for individuals with disabilities. Available online at www.fema.gov/rrr/assistf.shtm.

American Red Cross Publications

 Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal with Terrorism and Tragic Events. A school curriculum designed to help alleviate worries and clear up confusion about perceived and actual threats to safety. Available online at www.redcross.org/disaster/masters/ facingfear, or contact your local Red Cross chapter.





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