Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Winter Storms/Extreme Cold – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Planning and preparing can help you manage the impact of a winter storm and keep you and your family safe.

Cyclones (Tropical) – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

If you are in the path of a tropical storm or hurricane, take steps to prepare. Know what actions you should take and emergency supplies you’ll need.

Extreme Heat – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Mitigation is deciding on which actions to take before, during, and after the next disaster — to reduce human and financial consequences later by analyzing, reducing, and insuring against risk. The following actions are some important recommendations that you can follow through each stage of an Extreme Heat emergency:

Storm Surges – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge! There are certain recommended actions that can help you through each stage of a Storm Surge emergency.

Hazardous Materials Incidents – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Hazardous materials come in the form of explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons and radioactive materials. You and your community are at risk if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts into the environment where you live or work.

Floods – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Mitigation is deciding on which actions to take before, during, and after the next disaster. The following actions are some important recommendations that you can follow through each stage of a flood emergency:

Subsidence/Sinkholes – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

A sinkhole is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer. There are certain recommended actions that can help you through each stage of a Subsidence or Sinkhole emergency.

NOAA Digital Coast

What is the Digital Coast? This NOAA-sponsored website is focused on helping communities address coastal issues and has become one of the most-used resources in...

Food Safety – Before-During-After a Power Outage – Infographic

Power outages are possible because of tropical storms and other severe storm systems. Follow these tips to keep food safe before, during and after a power outage during severe weather.

Wildfires – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Learning what actions to take before, during and after a wildfire increases individual and family resilience and speeds the recovery process. The following actions are some important recommendations that you can follow through each stage of a Wildfire emergency:

Volcanoes/Volcanic Eruptions – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Unfortunately volcanic eruptions cannot be prevented. However, as a volcano becomes active, it gives off a number of warning signs. These warning signs are picked up by volcanologists, the volcano is monitored, and recommended actions are given to people in the immediate area.

Tsunamis – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Although a tsunami cannot be prevented, the effect of a tsunami can be reduced through community preparedness, timely warnings, and effective response. There are certain recommended actions that can help you through each stage of a Tsunami emergency.

Tornadoes – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Tornadoes can happen at any time of the year, and at any time during the day or night. There are certain recommended actions that help you through each stage of a Tornado emergency.

Terrorism (Radiological Attack) – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Depending on the speed at which the area of the RDD detonation was evacuated or how successful people were at sheltering-in-place, the number of deaths and injuries from an RDD might not be substantially greater than from a conventional bomb explosion.

Terrorism (Nuclear Attack) – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

If there were threat of a nuclear attack, people living near potential targets could be advised to evacuate or they could decide on their own to evacuate to an area not considered a likely target. Protection from radioactive fallout would require taking shelter in an underground area or in the middle of a large building.

Terrorism (Explosions/Incendiary) – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Incendiary terrorism incidents involve flammable devices that are either stationary or hand-thrown. There are certain things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property from the effects of a bomb, explosive, or incendiary terrorist threat.

Terrorism (Chemical Attack) – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

A chemical attack could come without warning. Signs of a chemical release include people having difficulty breathing; experiencing eye irritation; losing coordination; becoming nauseated; or having a burning sensation in the nose, throat and lungs. There are certain recommended actions you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property from the effects of a chemical terrorist threat.

Terrorism (Biological Attack) – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

A biological attack is the deliberate release of germs or other biological substances that can make you sick. Unlike an explosion, a biological attack may or may not be immediately obvious. You will probably learn of the danger through an emergency radio or TV broadcast, or some other signal used in your community.

Terrorism – General Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Arriving on the scene, or in the midst of a potential terrorist incident, certain steps must be taken in order to survive the incident and render aid to others. The first concern must be self-protection.

Solar Events (Space Weather) – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

The term “space weather” refers to the variable conditions on the sun and in space that can influence the performance of technology we use on Earth. There are recommended actions that can help you through each stage of a Solar Event emergency.

Severe Thunderstorms – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

When it comes to severe thunderstorms, it's better to take caution and seek shelter in a substantial building or storm shelter, as tornadoes can form very quickly. There are certain recommended actions that can help through each stage of a Severe Thunderstorm emergency.

Power Outages – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

A widespread power outage can have a major impact on a community, compromising emergency services, water supplies, and the ability to purchase commodities like gasoline or food.

Nuclear Power Plant Incidents – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

No immediate health effects would be expected in the general public from a nuclear power plant accident. That is because the amount of radiation present would be too small to cause immediate injury or illness. However, there is a risk of long-term health effects and cancer may develop many years after the exposure.

Landslides/Mass Movements – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Do you live in a landslide risk area or do you in an area where landslide has occurred? The following actions are some important recommendations that you can follow through each stage of a Landslide or Mass Movement emergency:

Food Safety – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Earthquakes – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Mitigation is deciding on which actions to take before, during, and after the next disaster. The following actions are some important recommendations that you can follow through each stage of an Earthquake emergency:

Epidemics/Pandemics – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Mitigation is deciding on which actions to take before, during, and after the next disaster — to reduce human and financial consequences later by analyzing, reducing, and insuring against risk. The following actions are some important recommendations that you can follow through each stage of an Epidemic/Pandemic/Plague emergency:

Disaster Assistance

Disaster assistance is financial or direct assistance to individuals and families whose property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally-declared disaster, and whose losses are not covered by insurance.

What is Disaster Mitigation?

Mitigation can be defined as the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now (before the next disaster) to reduce human and financial consequences later (analyzing risk, reducing risk, insuring against risk).