Just as NNSA and the Department of Energy prepare for all types of disasters, so should we.
The most important step is to make a plan and ensure that everyone in your family knows it.
But we can all do more. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check and your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face. Print out crucial documents. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.
Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action in the aftermath of a disaster before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself, your family, and your community.
For overall emergency advice, visit ready.gov first. It is the most comprehensive site for information about all disasters.
- Department of Energy
- Be smart. Be prepared. Be safe.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Geologic Survey