Disasters take many forms. They can be natural or man-made in origin. Some types of disasters such as severe winter storms or hurricanes may be somewhat familiar to Cambridge residents. Whenever disaster strikes, the best protection comes from being prepared and knowing what to do.
In many cases advance warning of a disaster is not realistic. However, in the New England area we usually have advance warning of weather related emergencies. Residents are urged to frequently check on weather forecasts available on radio, television or the internet. The Weather Channel (Ch. 47 on Comcast) provides regional and national forecasts.
Below are links to more information on how to handle certain emergencies.
Disaster Readiness: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed
Immediately After a Disaster
MEMA Winter Storm Tips
FEMA Winter Storm Fire Safety
FEMA Hurricane Information
MEMA Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips
FEMA Earthquake Information
MEMA Extreme Heat Tips
Heat Related Emergencies
If you are a parent who wants to help your children prepare for emergencies or if you are a kid who wants to learn more about disasters to help your family prepare you might want to look at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Kids Page or at the Department of Homeland Security "Ready Kids" page.
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