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Public Safety Guidelines Provided by Safety Specialists

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Beat the Quake!
Earthquake knowledge game

Earthquakes for Kids
Facts, pictures, puzzles, and games

Earthquake Hazard Maps
How earthquake hazards vary across the United States

Emergency Preparedness in School Guidebook
Prevent, Prepare, Respond, and Recover

Expert Debunks Myths about What to Do During an Earthquake
Myths surrounding these natural events and steps you should do

Important Legal Documents for Emergency Preparedness
This list will help you prepare for the next disaster with the right documents

Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience Resources
Community Resilience, Disaster Recovery, Hazard Mitigation, and Oregon Hazards


Asbestos and Natural Disasters Guide
Learn how to prevent asbestos exposure when preparing for and cleaning up after a natural disaster

Disaster and Safety Tools and Resources
Earthquake safety checklists in multiple languages

Disaster Preparedness—General Pet Care
Simple steps to make sure you're ready before the next disaster strikes

Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities
Results from focus groups

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes
Hurdles to anticipate, factors to consider, and what to do when emergency weather occurs

Guide to Earthquake Safety PDF 2MB
Earthquake safety tips and emergency kit checklist

Senior Emergency Preparedness
The importance of a personal support network


Earthquake Recovery Resource Guide
Be prepared for anything that could happen after the rumble


FEMA P-530, Earthquake Safety at Home PDF 12MB

Earthquake Preparedness For Central U.S. Mobile Home Owners PDF 85KB
Make mobile homes safer from seismic shaking damage

Guide to Pet Disaster Preparedness
Are you and your dog ready for an emergency?

Home Emergency and Disaster Safety
Preparing for home disasters

Homeowner's Guide to Lightning Safety
Be prepared to protect yourself, your home and yard, and vulnerable populations

How Much Does it Cost to Earthquake Retrofit a Home?
Why retrofitting is necessary and common steps in retrofitting

How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters
Tips to help you the next time you face a disaster

How To Stay Safe In Your Apartment During Earthquakes
Tips to stay well-protected in your apartment before, during, and after every possible calamity

Minimizing Damage and Repair Costs to Manufactured Homes During an Earthquake PDF 284KB
Suggestions for the manufactured home owner, or park owner, to reduce or prevent damage

Preparing for Disasters in Your Home
What to buy, what to skip


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