Be informed about different types of emergencies and their appropriate responses. For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.
Learn How to Shelter in Place
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross have teamed up to answer common questions and provide step-by-step guidance you can take now.
Learn more: Shelter
Isolation and Quarantine
It is important for people to understand what can and would be done to protect the public from the spread of dangerous contagious disease.
Learn more: Quarantine
Maintain a Healthy State of Mind
Tools for coping with disaster for adults, parents, children, students, and seniors.
Learn more: Mind
If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency, such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack, depends largely on emergency planning done today.
Learn more: Pets
After a Disaster
Keep Food and Water Safe After a Natural Disaster or Power Outage.
Food may not be safe to eat during and after an emergency. Water may not be safe to drink, clean with, or bathe in after an emergency.
This fact sheet offers guidance to help you make sure water and food are safe to use.
For information on using Well Water after a disaster, see the CDC's Disaster Safety.
Taking these simple steps can make a big difference in ensuring your safety and well-being, and that of your loved ones. We urge you to start today.