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Emergency Preparedness Links

Here are some useful web site links that can help you to learn more about how you can prepare for emergencies.

Teaching kids how to prepare for emergencies is important. Here's a checklist for kids and parents. You can also find more information at http://ready.gov/kids/
>> View the emergency preparedness checklist for kids

>> View the emergency preparedness checklist for parents

Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. Here's what you can do to be prepared for a power outage.
>> View tips about how to prepare for a power outage

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) web site has a “Consumer Corner” section and includes an emergency preparedness workbook. Feeling Safe, Being Safe will help you make a plan that you can use in case of an emergency. The video demonstrates how to complete the workbook and put together a home emergency kit. The printable magnet lets you post your important emergency contact information on your refrigerator for first responders. 
>> View the Consumer Corner website

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Safety Net web site has online newsletters that focus on specific topics. The Spring 2011 Safety Net newsletter focuses on emergency preparedness for persons with developmental disabilities. 
>> View the Safety Net website

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services site has information about disaster assistance, the State’s Earthquake Program, hazard mitigation and hazardous materials, information for emergency managers, laws and regulations, meetings and workshops, and plans and publications. 
>> View the Governor's Office of Emergency Services website

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