Be Informed

Learn what types of disasters or emergencies might occur in your area and how to deal with them.

These events can range from those affecting only you and your family, such as a home fire or medical emergency, to those affecting your entire community, such as an earthquake or flood.

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Prepare TV

Join our preparedness maven extraordinaire Hilary Anderson as she goes through a series of survival drills and more to bring you tips on how to be prepared.

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Prepare U

Learn how you can protect your loved ones and be ready for emergencies large or small. It’s never been easier to learn the essentials of being prepared.

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Preparedness Programs

Learn about the our preparedness programs for families, schools, businesses, children, seniors, and pets.

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Tips & Tools

Your preparedness efforts before a disaster can directly affect how well your family copes and survives during a disaster.

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Safe & Well Listings

The American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a central location for anyone in disaster areas throughout the United States to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information.

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Home Fire Safety

Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape? The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. 60 percent of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. ​