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.
In addition, learn about the emergency plans that have been established in
your area by your state and local government.
Emergency 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.