An In-depth Guide to
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Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
(IS-22) is FEMA’s most comprehensive source on
individual, family, and community preparedness.
The guide has been revised, updated, and
enhanced in August 2004 to provide the public
with the most current and up-to-date disaster
preparedness information available.
Ready? 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 local area,
and how to develop and maintain an emergency
communications plan and disaster supplies kit.
Other topics covered include evacuation,
emergency public shelters, animals in disaster,
and information specific to people with
Ready? also provides
in-depth information on specific hazards
including what to do before, during, and after
each hazard type. The following hazards are
covered: Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes,
Thunderstorms and Lightning, Winter Storms and
Extreme Cold, Extreme Heat, Earthquakes,
Volcanoes, Landslide and Debris Flows
(Mudslide), Tsunamis, Fires, Wildfires,
Hazardous Materials Incidents, Household
Chemical Emergencies, Nuclear Power Plant, and
Terrorism (including Explosion, Biological,
Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological hazards).