Many people have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In stressful times like these, having access to personal financial, insurance, and medical records is crucial for beginning the process of recovering. During this third week of National Preparedness Month the theme is “Practice and Build out Your Plans.” NFPA has joined forces with FEMA for National Preparedness Month and has a number of resources communities can use along with FEMA materials with this week’s theme in mind.
The Natural Disasters page of the NFPA website offers general preparedness tips and a listing of agency resources. NFPA’s toolkit, “Get Ready: Preparing Your Community for a Disaster,” includes a PowerPoint presentation for providing disaster preparation tips to the public. The toolkit’s fact sheets help with preparation for varied types if disasters, including blackouts, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Fact sheets are also available in Spanish.