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family preparedness

Know the importance of a family plan
FEMA website: Children and Disasters

It is important to make sure that the entire family is prepared and informed in the event of a disaster or emergency. You may not always be together when these events take place and should have plans for making sure you are able to contact and find one another. - American Red Cross

Disaster preparedness for families affected by intellectual or developmental disability
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Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.


The American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee was originally chartered in 1917 and has been providing American Red Cross services locally for over 96 years. 


Click HERE for comprehensive preparedness info from Red Cross


Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.


Click HERE for video instruction in turning off natural gas in an emergency

Click HERE for video instruction in turning off electricity in an emergency

Click HERE for video instruction in turning off water during an emergency

American Red Cross

Salvation Army


Emergency Alerts for Mobile Devices

AccuWeather - free email forecast and sever weather alerts - run by meteoroligists; real-time severe weather and emergency alerts by text and email

Emergency Email - Emergency notification of breaking weather, health, Homeland and cyber info

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