The links below contain useful information to assist individuals, households and communities prepare for natural hazards.
By clicking through this interactive site, you can make sure every essential aspect of your life is safe from harm, or that you will know what to do without it.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
An in-depth guide to citizen preparedness.
- Boy Scouts of America
Master the skills necessary in a natural disaster through the Boy Scouts.
- Family Preparedness Checklist
Make sure your family is prepared for anything.
- Preparedness Fast Facts
The Red Cross gives you the facts about emergency preparedness.
- Ready America
Ready.gov organizes emergency preparedness information in a user-friendly interface.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDCs source of information for preparing for and responding to emergencies.
- Emergency Preparedness for the Disabled
Disability.gov gives you tools and resources to help yourself or a disabled person in an emergency.
A resource for teachers to help their students (grades 3-5) prepare for extreme natural disasters.
A blog for teachers.
Teach your students about natural disasters with this interactive lesson plan.
9th-12th grade preparedness for natural disasters.
Climate Change Resources:
Interactive and informative resource on the various impacts of climate change.
Explanation of the impacts of climate change specifically on the southeast.
What you can do to minimize climate change.
A link to a NC handbook on how local municipalities can adapt well to climate change.
Hurricane Computer Models:
A real-time storm surge forecast system for the U.S. Atlantic Coast and the Northern Gulf.
A website designed to help guide people through the process of developing or updating a local hazard mitigation plan.