Mother Nature kicked off Hurricane Season early, with two Tropical Storms: Alberto and Beryl. FEMA, the American Red Cross and the National Hurricane Center answered with an abundance of information during Hurricane Preparedness Week. Here are some of the best resources for addressing what we all hope will be a relatively easy Hurricane Season.
Tips from the National Hurricane Center
Visit the National Hurricane Center's website to watch video or listen to audio (short clips available in both English and Spanish) or read about the topics as listed below.
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Evacuation - Flat Stanley has some ideas for getting citizens involved in planning
Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Ready.gov is the FEMA go-to site for a well-organized information about emergency preparedness and recovery.
Social Media Links include smartphone, apps, text, blogs for updates before, during and after a disaster.
To apply for Disaster Assistance: Online at DisasterAssistance.gov; via a smartphone at m.fema.gov;or by Phone: (800) 621-3362,TTY (800) 462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities.
Excellent Resources for Post-Disaster Stress Management and other Disaster-Related Issues
David Baldwin's Trauma Pages are the best collection of disaster-related links and materials available, dealing with stress, emotional challenges, and healthy coping strategies. An added plus is the list of disaster related websites.
Here's wishing all a fun-filled, disaster-free summer!