PLANNING/PREPAREDNESS

In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/

Are You Ready? , also available in Spanish, can be used in a variety of ways including as a read-through or reference guide. The guide can also be used as a study manual guide with credit awarded for successful completion and a 75 percent score on a final exam. Questions about the exam should be directed to the FEMA Independent Study Program by calling 1-800-238-3358 or by going to www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/is.

Also available is the Are You Ready? Facilitator Guide (IS-22FG). The Facilitator Guide is a tool for those interested in delivering Are You Ready? content in a small group or classroom setting. The Facilitator Guide is an easy to use manual that has instruction modules for adults, older children, and younger children. A resource CD is packaged with the Facilitator Guide that contains customizable presentation materials, sample training plans, and other disaster preparedness education resources. Copies of Are You Ready? and the Facilitator Guide are available through the FEMA publications warehouse (1.800.480.2520).

Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities
http://www.fema.gov/txt/library/pfd_all.txt

Emergency Planning for Businesses
http://www.ready.gov/business/index.html

Sample Disaster Preparedness Plan
Click here to download

Planning Ahead
http://www.fema.gov/plan/index.shtm

Citizen Preparedness
http://www.ready.gov/america/index.html

Pandemic Flu
http://www.pandemicflu.gov/

RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

How to Prepare for Workplace Emergencies
More detailed information on workplace emergencies is provided in “How to Prepare for Workplace Emergencies” (OSHA 3088) available free from OSHA Publications, Room N3101, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone 202-219-4667, or local OSHA offices.

Recovery and rebuilding
http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/index.shtm

Recovering from a Disaster
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/recovering_from_disaster.shtm

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Before You Apply
http://www.fema.gov/assistance/process/index.shtm

Financial Assistance for Individuals
http://www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm

Checking the Status
http://www.fema.gov/assistance/after.shtm

TRAINING

Training for Emergency Preparedness
http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIweb/

Training and Education
http://www.training.fema.gov/

Emergency and Preparedness Training (Center for Disease Control)
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/training/

Independent Study- Emergency Management
http://training.fema.gov/IS/

The Independent Study Program (ISP) is a distance learning program offered free of charge to the American public. It serves as both an alternate means to deliver valuable training to the professional and volunteer emergency management community, and an opportunity to improve public awareness and promote disaster preparedness nationally. Each year, the ISP staff issues more than 1,000,000 individual course completion certificates.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Hurricane Assistance Information
http://www.governor.state.tx.us/priorities/health_safety/hurricane/assistance_info

Texas Governor’s Evacuation Task Force Report
http://www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/press/files/EvacuationTaskForceReport.pdf

The American Red Cross at 1-866-438-4636 or 1-866-GET-INFO or log on at http://www.redcross.org/

Governor’s Division of Emergency Management
http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/index.htm

2-1-1, the Texas Information and Referral Network
Provides information statewide around-the-clock mainly on health and human services. Individuals who are using a cell phone or who cannot connect to 2-1-1, can call toll-free to 1-888-312-4567 or look up the local number at http://www.hhs.state.tx.us/tirn/AICmap.pdf. Information includes: access to medical care; requests for food; requests for prescription assistance; and other topics such as housing, child care and crisis counseling.