Friday, March 27, 2009

Storm Season in Kansas- are you prepared?

Ah... spring in Kansas- it's a wonderful time of awakening, but its also when the weather is at its most unpredictable. Make sure your family is ready to head to the basement, or to evacuate, or to head for high land. Luck favors the prepared, so we've prepared a list of helps for you and your family to prepare for the worst. Aren't you lucky?

Is your family ready?
How to create a survival kit (from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security):

How to create a disaster plan for your home and family

FEMA's general citizen handbook entitled "Are you ready?"

How you can help your community recover from a disaster:

Is your city or county ready?
County Emergency Response teams:

Sedgwick County Emergency Management:

Emergency management in the Kansas City Metro area:

Is your state ready?
Kansas Division of Emergency Management provides a 24-hour operation to reduce loss of life and property, protect Kansans from all hazards by providing and coordinating resources, expertise, leadership and advocacy through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
The Division works directly with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)- Director Major General Tod Bunting

Full text of the 2008 Kansas Response Plan:

Is your country ready?
Full text of the 2008 National Response Framework:

Emergency preparedness handbook for facilities that assist those with disabilities (residential, medical, etc.) from FEMA:

Are your pets ready?

Preparedness for your pets from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

Disaster planning for your WHOLE family (including pets and livestock) from the American Veterinary Medical Association:

Kansas Animal Management Team:

How are other agencies preparing in my community?

Disaster updates from the Adjutant General:

Emergency preparedness and disaster recovery handbook for libraries from the Kansas State Historical Society as prepared for the South Central Library System

Kansas Department of Transportation weather and road conditions:

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