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It Started Like Any
Other Day

You never know when disaster will strike. Meet three survivors from three recent natural disasters. Watch their stories and then log on to www.ready.gov/prepare for more information on what you can do to prepare you and your family.

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Be Smart. Take Part. Prepare.

It Started Like Any
Other Day

You never know when disaster will strike. Meet three survivors from three recent natural disasters. Watch their stories and then log on to www.ready.gov/prepare for more information on what you can do to prepare you and your family.

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Guide to Preparing
for Emergencies

This PDF file is a complete handbook to help prepare for an Emergency. This handbook organizes many of the factsheets found on this website in a handbook for easy use.

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Extension Disaster Education Network

The Extension
Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) links Extension educators from across the U.S. and various disciplines, enabling them to use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters.

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Weather Safety Hurricanes

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is upon us.  Make sure that you are prepared.

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Ready NC

Ready NC is the North Carolina Emergency Management's website to help you prevent, prepare, respond and recover from disasters.  

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2015 National Preparedness Week

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The 2015 NPM theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Everyone is encouraged to take part, make a plan and know what to do MORE »

Statewide Tornado Drill March 4, 2015 9:30 am

Statewide Tornado Drill

North Carolina’s annual statewide tornado drill for 2015 will take place today, Wednesday, March 4, at 9:30 AM.  Every school, business, work place, and family across the state is strongly encouraged to participate MORE »

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What’s the difference: Watches vs. Warnings

Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning?  The National Weather Service (NWS) issues watches and warnings when severe weather threatens. These alerts allow people to prepare and take the MORE »

Preparing for disaster

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Spring is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about how to stay safe during severe weather. March 1-7 is designated as North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week and MORE »

Southeast ShakeOut – October 16, 2014

While large earthquakes in North Carolina are rare, it is still important for you to know how to react in the event of an earthquake.  You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes.  MORE »

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

September has been National Preparedness Month, but just because September is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that you are off the hook.  Preparedness should be a year round priority at home, work, MORE »

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