Knowing what to prepare for is part of the first step in preparing yourself, family, or business for disaster related emergencies.
There are 15 nationally recognized categories of natural disasters. Few rarely if ever happen in Arizona. However, you may at some time in the future visit an area which has the few that we rarely experience here. This is the primary reason for the "All Hazards" approach to preparedness and education.
All of these types of events share many common preparedness and planning strategies.
A chain is only as strong as its' weakest link. Make sure you have the latest information to build your plans and kits. A past major disaster usually creates new information for preparedness.
1. At the Federal level, the
provides resources for the response to emergencies and State requests for help at the direction of the President.
2. At the State level, the
provides information on the overall preparedness and response resources for everyone located within the State of Arizona.
3. At the County level, the
provides resources for the overall preparedness and response plans for cites located within the county boundary.
4. At the City level, the
provides resources for the overall preparedness and response plans for citizens and businesses located within the Tucson City limits.
is a public part of FEMA that combines many elements of preparedness and best practices information.
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6. Ready.gov provides an extensive library that draws resources from FEMA. Many great ideas for kids and your pets.
Take advantage of the resources on this website located on the Resources and Get Involved pages.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is the foundation of preparedness. Looking out for each other helps to save lives and property in a safety situation or in an emergency.
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