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Web Resources Emergencies - Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio Service
Discusses the regulations, call signs, licensing and more. From the Federal Communication Commission.
Emergency Radio.org
Includes How to Get Started; Find a Club; How Will You Communicate?; Ham Radio Works; Real World Stories; and Say 'Hello'. From the National Association for Amateur Radio.
Ham Radio in Emergency Operations
From DomesticPreparedness.com.

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses
Includes links to PDF Tax Publications and to other government agency disaster information. From the IRS.
Disaster Recovery Decision Making for Small Business
From About.com.
Disasters and Financial Planning: a Guide for Preparedness
PDF document from American Red Cross, AICPA Foundation and the National Ednowment for Financial Education.
Emergency Financial First Aid Kit and Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide
Offers easy step-by-step instructions for how to protect personal assets and financial information, and reduce the challenges associated with emergencies and disasters. From OperationHope.org and FEMA.
Emergency Preparedness
For small business owners. Topics include: Disaster Assistance; Emergency Preparedness; Disaster Planning; Disaster Cleanup; Disaster Recovery Plan; State Government Information. From the Small Business Administration.
Financial Preparedness
From Ready.gov.
Financial Preparedness Before a Disaster
Includes a detailed list of essential documents to keep in a secure place. From TIAA-CREF.
Preparing for a Disaster (Taxpayers and Businesses)
Includes videos, workbooks and IRS publications and forms. From the IRS.

General Information
Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)
Information and news on health issues, disease outbreaks, avian influenza (bird flu), H1N1, and more.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
"This site is intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies." From the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC).
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
First Aid
First aid kits and more.
Get Prepared
The American Red Cross has information for being prepared from home, school, work and in the community. Includes information for specific types of emergencies, and what teachers should know, as well as a home emergency plan.
Heart Rescue Now: Save-A-Life Simulator
This website demonstrates what to do in case of a sudden cardiac arrest (heart attack). From The HeartRescue Project / Medtronic Foundation.
Moving Forward
After the disaster is over, much of your life may need to be rebuilt, like dealing with home damage, replacing personal property and finding important documents." Topics include: Your Home; Your Business or Farm; Your Finances, Job and Insurance; Your Health; Your Official Documents. From DisasterAssistance.gov and FEMA.
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Information and statistics on 911 (9-1-1).
T.H.E. NJ/NY Plan: The Trans Hudson Emergency NJ/NY Plan
"When access to bridges and tunnels is restricted because of emergency, T.H.E. NJ/NY Plan will help thousands get home safely."
Plan & Prepare
Includes Prepare for a Disaster, Determine Your Risk, Plan for Emergencies, Assemble Supplies, Protect Your Property, Are You Ready? Guide, What FEMA Is Doing. From FEMA. See also this website from FEMA: Are You Ready?.
American Red Cross
Preparing for Emergencies
Ready.gov: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed
Information, tips, and news on disaster preparation and response. From the United States Government.
Safe and Well
"After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier." From American Red Cross.
WeatherReady: Severe Weather Safety and Awareness
Information and videos on how to prepare for storms and dangerous weather conditions. from the Weather Channel.
What To Do In a Medical Emergency
From the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Weather-Related Emergencies
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
From the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Extreme Heat
Includes: Extreme Heat Prevention, Hot Weather Tips, Heat Stress Resources, and more.
Includes: Key Facts About Flood Readiness, What Consumers Need to Know, Personal Hygiene After a Disaster, Reentering Your Flooded Home, Cleanup of Flood Water, After a Flood, Mold After a Disaster.
Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
Tips on preparing for such storms. See also Tornados.
Includes: Lightning Safety Tips, First Aid Recommendations, Information for Workers / Outdoor Recreation / Organized Sporting Events / Water Activities / Pet Owners, and more.
WeatherReady: Severe Weather Safety and Awareness
Information and videos on how to prepare for storms and dangerous weather conditions. from the Weather Channel.
Winter Weather
Includes: information on preparing / responding to winter storms, hypothermia frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, power outages, Frequently Asked Questions, and more.

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