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Disaster & Safety Library

The American Red Cross has created this Disaster and Safety Library to assist you in preparing your home, school and workplace in the event of a disaster or emergency. Here you will find fact sheets, preparedness checklists, recovery guides and other helpful information to keep you informed and safe. Checkout the library of resources now!

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Common Disasters in Our Area

It is never too late to start preparing for emergencies that happen right in our own community. Check out these common disasters and the tips for how to prepare, respond, and recover from them when they occur.

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Youth Preparedness Planning

The American Red Cross is committed to helping youth and young adults become better prepared for a disaster or emergency. We work closely with schools, scout groups, and youth-serving organizations to raise awareness of disaster risk and build resiliency among young people. Learn how to make a plan for youth and young adult family members.

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Planning for People with Disabilities

Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. Our booklet Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date.

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Senior Citizen Preparedness Plan

The American Red Cross recommends that senior citizens create a personal support network made up of several individuals who will check in on you in an emergency, to ensure your wellness and to give assistance if needed. Download our Senior Citizen Preparedness Plan, prepared for seniors, by seniors.

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Pet Preparedness Checklist

The best way to protect your household from the effects of a disaster is to have a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan must include your pets. Being prepared can save their lives. Check out our Pet Checklist so that you and your pets are prepared for an emergency!