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Government Links

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Preparedness Planning for Home Health Care Providers

The Official Web Portal of the US Federal Government

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
Residential Shelter-in-Place

Department of Education
Emergency Preparedness Plans for Schools

Department of Health and Human Services
Disasters and Emergencies

Disaster Help

Environmental Protection Agency
Emergency Preparedness

Federal Citizen Information Center

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FirstGov for Consumers - The official web portal for the U.S. Government en español

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Threat Alert System
Information for Citizens

USA Freedom Corps

Non-Profit Organizations

The Ad Council
The country's leading producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) since 1942. Click this link to view all of the Ready Campaign's PSAs.

American Association of Retired Persons

American Medical Association
Disaster Preparedness and Medical Response

American Red Cross
Terrorism - Preparing for the Unexpected

Boy Scouts of America

Disaster Relief
Library - Preparedness

Girl Scouts of the USA

Go Direct
Avoid financial disruptions during disasters by considering direct deposit of your social security or SSI payment by calling Go Direct toll-free at (800) 333-1795 or sign up at

Home Safety Council

National Safety Council

Neighborhood Watch
Safety Tips

Operation HOPE
Emergency Financial First Aid Kit English Spanish

Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide English Spanish

Points of Light & Volunteer Center National Network
Organization Coordinating Unaffiliated Volunteers in Disasters