Category: disaster readiness

Good Cents: Prep Your Finances for Emergencies

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This post was written in collaboration with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in observance of National Financial Capability Month. Emergencies—especially when multiple occur at the same time—can test your ability to financially respond and recover. For example, getting back to “normal” after a flood during a pandemic takes financial resources that many people may not Read More >

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Creating a Nutritious Emergency Food Supply

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March is National Nutrition Month. There are several things to think about when picking food to include in your emergency food supplies. They include: Shelf life. Shop for nonperishable items Foods that don’t require cooking, water, or special preparation are best. Does your family have food allergies or other special dietary needs? How much do Read More >

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Arizona Creates ASL Glossary of Emergency Management Terms

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This student-authored post is published by CPR in partnership with Medill News Service and the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or positions of CPR or CDC. During an emergency, the Read More >

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3 Ways to Improve Your Food Label Literacy

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Canned goods are an emergency preparedness staple. And for good reason. They are reasonably affordable, require little to no preparation, and have a long shelf life. These characteristics make them a good choice for your emergency food supply. As often as people buy and cook with canned goods, they can find food labels confusing.(1, 2) Read More >

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Prep Your Health for Earthquakes

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February is Earthquake Awareness Month If people were asked where in the United States do most earthquakes happen, they are likely to answer California. They’d be correct.(1) But earthquakes are a hazard in other parts of the country, too. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that nearly half of all Americans live in areas with Read More >

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Prepare Your Health: Personal Health Preparedness for People with Bleeding Disorders

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March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. Learn more about bleeding disorders, their symptoms, treatments, and how to prepare for emergencies on the Division of Blood Disorders website. Personal health preparedness and planning are important for everyone but essential for people with bleeding disorders. Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD), are conditions Read More >

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