Preparing for Natural Disasters presented by

Natural disasters cause billions of dollars in damage to property each year, and unfortunately, they can also cost some people their lives. By being properly prepared for a natural disaster, you can better protect your home, family, and property. Some examples of natural disasters include hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, fires, and floods. Most instances of natural disasters occur unexpectedly and catch people off guard. This is why it's essential to have the tools, materials, and skills you need not only to survive one but to keep your belongings and safety intact as well.

Hurricane Preparation

Find out how you can protect your property and family when a hurricane is approaching, and learn more about what to do before, during, and after the storm.

Natural Disasters: Be Aware, Be Prepared

This page has helpful information about how to be aware of potential natural disasters along with a helpful checklist of items you may need to sustain yourself until the disaster passes.

Tornado Preparedness and Response

Tornadoes strike several times in the United States each year. This website has a lot of useful information to help you understand tornadoes and learn how to be better prepared.

Preparing for Emergencies

The Red Cross has some helpful information that anyone can use to assist them with being prepared in the event of an emergency.

Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

This article has good information for homeowners and renters about how to prepare for and deal with a natural disaster as well as specific information for different types of natural disasters.

Disaster Preparedness Supply List (PDF)

Read this document for information about what to store at home so you will have what you need during an emergency.

Natural Disaster Preparedness

This page has some good yet simple tips on how to deal with and prepare for several different types of natural disasters.


FEMA offers some helpful information on earthquakes and how you and your family can prepare for them if you live in an earthquake-prone area.

Flood Preparation

This easy-to-read chart breaks down some steps you should follow in order to cope with a flood before it happens, during the flood, and what to do afterward.

Financial Preparation for Natural Disasters

This slide show explains what you and your family can do to make sure you're prepared financially if a natural disaster were to strike.

Community Preparedness

When disaster strikes, often, we rely on our friends and neighbors for help. Read here to better understand how the whole community plays a role in natural disasters.

How to Prepare for and be Safe During a Tsunami

While rarer in the United States, tsunamis can be extremely dangerous and often very deadly. Read here to learn how to prepare for and survive a tsunami.

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

It is important to be sure your furry friends are protected in a natural disaster. Read here to find out how you can ensure that your pets stay safe.

Fire Preparedness Resources

Click on this link to read more about how to be safe in the event of a fire and how to prepare for one just in case.

Hurricane Prep for Families

Learn about how you can be prepared in the event of an oncoming hurricane and how to create your own disaster plan.

Earthquake Tips

California has the most earthquakes in the United States. Here are some quick tips to follow if you experience an earthquake in your area.

Preparing Your Kitchen and Pantry for a Natural Disaster

Food is an important commodity in a natural disaster. This article will help you make sure that you have plenty of it and that it stays edible if there is a natural disaster.

Floods and Your Family (PDF)

This printable handout is a great resource to help you and your family better understand how to cope and survive in the event of a flood.

Resolve to be Ready

This page offers information about how you can resolve to be ready for yourself and your family when it comes to natural disasters.

For Children

This site has some ideas and lesson plans for teachers and parents so they can teach their children about being prepared for natural disasters.

Planning Ahead

Here are some more simple yet effective ways you can plan ahead for a natural disaster.

Emergency Plan Checklist

Use this helpful checklist as a guide to assist you and your family in being ready to handle any disaster.

Severe Weather Safety and Survival

This page has a good basic idea for what you can do in order to be prepared for weather-related emergencies.

Tips to Prepare the Elderly

Here are some good tips to help you get your elderly friends, neighbors, and family members prepared for a natural disaster.

Protect Your Property

This page has some good advice on how you can protect your property in the event of a natural disaster.