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Preparedness is everyone's job. Not just government agencies but all sectors of society -- businesses, civic groups, industry associations, neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen -- should plan ahead for disaster. Preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.

The College Station Division of Emergency Management provides the following Disaster Guides to help educate the general public about disaster awareness and preparedness. They are available for download in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.


Center for Disease Control (CDC) Questions & Answers

CDC Guidance for Health Care Workers

CDC Guidance for Hospitals

CDC Ebola Guidance for Airlines

World Health Organization (WHO) Advice for Travelers

CDC Interim Guidance for Public Safety Answering Points




 Every Business Should Have a Plan
(pdf file, 12 pages, 735 Kb)

Family Disaster Plan
  (pdf file, 11 pages, 244 Kb)

Disaster Supplies Kit 
  (pdf file, 7 pages, 221 Kb)

Chemical Emergencies at Home 
  (pdf file, 5 pages, 209 Kb)

Drought
  (pdf file, 4 pages, 203 Kb)

Evacuation and Sheltering
  (pdf file, 9 pages, 234 Kb)

Fires, Residential
  (pdf file, 9 pages, 238 Kb)

Fires, Wildland
  (pdf file, 9 pages, 235 Kb)

Floods and Flash Floods
  (pdf file, 10 pages, 238 Kb)

Food and Water
  (pdf file, 9 pages, 230 Kb)

Hazardous Materials Incidents
  (pdf file, 5 pages, 214 Kb)

Heat Waves
  (pdf file, 9 pages, 235 Kb)

Home Safety
  (pdf file, 7 pages, 222 Kb)

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
  (pdf file, 12 pages, 253 Kb)

Pets in Disasters
  (pdf file, 6 pages, 67 Kb)

Post Disaster Safety
  (pdf file, 3 pages, 199 Kb)

Talking to Children About Disasters
  (pdf file, 3 pages, 199 Kb)

Terrorism
  (pdf file, 22 pages, 294 Kb)

Thunderstorms
  (pdf file, 10 pages, 239 Kb)

Tornadoes
  (pdf file, 9 pages, 234 Kb)

Winter Storms
  (pdf file, 13 pages, 257 Kb)

For further information, visit Ready.gov

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Last updated: 6/22/2016 11:34:32 AM