Content tagged "family and individual preparedness"

Why do I need a safe room?

Extreme windstorms can damage or destroy structures and turn debris into dangerous or deadly projectiles. They are capable of causing serious harm and...

Putting Safety First After a Tornado

Tornadoes and extreme wind events are very destructive. Everything in their paths--people, animals, homes, businesses, vehicles, landscapes--can be killed,...

A Guide to Personal Finances and Disaster Preparedness

This 38-page guide is a joint effort of NEFE, American Institute of CPAs, and the American Red Cross.

Money Management in Times of Disaster

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If a Disaster Strikes, Could Your Finances Weather The Storm?

As the process of healing and rebuilding continues ever so slowly in areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, many of us are taking a closer...

Preparing your Finances for Times of Disaster

If you think your household finances are invulnerable to disaster, think again. Just one flood, fire, earthquake or tornado can wipe out a lifetime of...

Family Disaster Plan

 Family Disaster PlanHaving a plan can help your family make it through most disasters with minimal stress. A family disaster plan simply helps you organize...

How to Create Your Own Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide

The Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide developed by Operation Hope, will allow you to advise family members of your recovery process and to reassure them...

Recovering After a Disaster Using The Family Financial Toolkit

A natural disaster can strike anywhere, any time. Natural disasters often leave in their wake damage and destruction that have long-term impacts on the...

What does "shelter in place" mean?

 Simply put, shelter in place means stay inside in the safest area until the danger is past. A safe area will vary depending on the hazard. For example, if...

I am cleaning up after a tornado struck my house. How do I remove fiberglass from fabric?

 Tornadoes cause much devastation, destroying or damaging homes and other buildings in their paths. When a building is torn apart, materials, including...

What should I do during a tornado watch?

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable  for the development of tornadoes. Remain alert for approaching storms. Listen to your battery-operated NOAA...

Legally Secure Your Financial Future Home Inventory

This interactive lesson can help you become more organized and prepare a household inventory. The Household Inventory Interactive Form allows you to keep an...

Creating a Portable File of Important Documents

Life’s emergency situations require advance preparation and planning. The first step is organizing your financial information. Do you have an appropriate...

Emergency Financial First Aid Kit

The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit is a tool for all Americans developed by Operation Hope, Inc, American's first non-profit social investment bank and a...

Grab and Go Box

If you live in an area prone to natural disasters that could require evacuation, consider creating a grab-and-go box. Use a durable, sealed waterproof box or...

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