Content tagged "family and individual preparedness"

Recovering After a Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit

Putting Your Financial Recovery Puzzle TogetherA natural disaster can strike anywhere, any time. Natural disasters often leave in their wake damage and...

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...

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...

Money Management in Times of Disaster

PREPARATION RECOVERY

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...

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...

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,...

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...

What is the Enhanced Fujita Scale?

The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) rates the strength of tornadoes using intensity estimates based on after-the-fact examination of the damage they...

What are some warning signs of a tornado?

Updated: April 30, 2012

While tornadoes can happen in any state in the nation, and at any time of the day or night, the greater likelihood for tornadoes to occur is on a hot, sticky...

How fast are wind speeds in a tornado?

Updated: April 30, 2012

Wind speeds from tornadoes can reach hundreds of miles per hour. The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) rates the strength of tornadoes with intensity...

What should I do during a Tornado Warning?

A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted by storm spotters or indicated by weather radar. All tornado warnings are issued by the National...

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...

Disaster and Financial Planning: a Guide to Disaster Preparedness

Disaster and Financial Planning, A Guide for Preparedness -This 38-page guide is a joint effort of NEFE, American Institute of CPAs, and the American Red...

Budget Your Finances Now, to Minimize Damage Later

If a Disaster Strikes, Could Your Finances Weather The Storm?Managing Finances at the time of a disasterAs the process of healing and rebuilding continues...

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...

Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide

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

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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