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Preparedness & Assistance
NJ Emergency Preparedness
Information for the State of New Jersey on disaster preparedness and recovery for individuals, schools, businesses and municipal officials.
Federal Disaster Assistance
Provides disaster assistance information from the U.S. Government. Details over 60 different forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies. Reduces the number of forms to file and shortens the time to apply.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
500 C Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20472
Donating to Relief Organizations
American Red Cross
As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters.
Charity Navigator evaluates the financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities, helping you decide where to send your donations.
Flood Elevation Maps Resources
Books and DVDs Not to Miss
Cascadia's fault : the earthquake and tsunami that could devastate North America by
Thompson, a journalist and documentary film producer, presents this frightening look at the Cascadia subduction zone its risk for major American West coast cities via tremendous earthquakes and devastating tsunami waves. Drawing from current seismology research and the effects of recent massive quakes in Chile, Sumatra and Japan, this book outlines the risks to this seemingly quiet section of the "Ring of Fire" and argues for better disaster preparedness as the only way to survive the coming disaster.
Extreme weather : a guide to surviving flash floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, snowstorms, tsunamis, and other natural disasters by
"Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires--these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As CNN's meteorologist, Bonnie Schneider reports daily on these natural disasters, explaining when they're likely to strike, and telling viewers how to respond when they do. In Extreme Weather, Schneider distills that information into a guide for readers. She interviews experts from a wide variety of agencies--from FEMA to NOAA--to provide a comprehensive understanding of the science behind weather patterns and the latest thinking on how to act in dangerous conditions. Ranging from topics that cover every season and every climate, Schneider guides the reader on the best course of action during weather emergencies, including: *how to handle extreme weather scenarios in your car, outside, or at home *how to predict potential dangers when planning a camping trip or vacation *what you need to have at home to prepare for floods, earthquakes, or severe storms*how to create a family evacuation plan for different emergencies, and *making sure your pet is taken care of in time of disaster. Extreme Weather also provides details on what to have in emergency safety kits as well as how to make a family disaster plan".
Japan's killer quake [videodisc] by
In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. It combines on-the-spot reporting, personal stories, compelling eyewitness videos, and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.
NJ Flood Preparedness
Flood safety information from the NJ Office of Emergency Management.
Information on flooding, flood risks, preparation and recovery from the National Flood Insurance Program.