|Some of the things you can do to
prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply
kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same
for both a natural or man-made emergency.
However, there are
important differences among potential emergencies that will
impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Learn
more about the potential emergencies that could happen where you
live and the appropriate way to respond to them.
learn about the emergency plans that have been established in
your area by your state and local government.
preparedness is no longer the sole concern of earthquake prone
Californians and those who live in the part of the country known
as "Tornado Alley." For Americans, preparedness must now account
for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to
do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared
and may make all the difference when seconds count.