Check Out F.E.M.A.’s “Are You Ready” Guide

The Are You Ready? guide provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their area and instructing them on how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and building a disaster supplies kit.

Other guide topics include evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disaster and information specific to people with disabilities. The preparedness facts are based on the most reliable hazard awareness and emergency education information including advances in scientific knowledge, the most accurate technical language and the latest physical research on what happens in disasters.

“Being prepared for disasters is everyone’s responsibility, and the Are You Ready? Guide can be a key tool to eenable families to protect themselves against all hazards,” said Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response.

The 200 plus-page Are You Ready? guide is FEMA’s premier, preparedness resource catalog and is available from the FEMA Web site in both English and Spanish. Log on to for your free copy