Plan for the Unexpected

Learn More about Disasters

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When it comes to preparing for a disaster, a good offense is the best defense. For more information on how to better prepare for all types of disasters, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) online at You'll find valuable resources on disasters ranging from hurricanes and floods to wildfires and terrorism, with pages dedicated to planning ahead, applying for assistance, and recovering and rebuilding.

Another helpful resource is the National Hurricane Center's website, Their hurricane preparedness tools can help you develop a family disaster plan, including guidelines for taking care of pets during an emergency. In addition, you'll find tips for creating a disaster supply kit with a checklist you can print and use.

While disasters are often sudden and unpredictable, there are steps you can take to prevent damage and to protect your family.

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