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  • As you put together your emergency kit, remember to include water, a radio, and extra batteries.

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  • Two riders fasten huge pieces of lumber to their cargo bikes at the checkpoint at the Disaster Relief Trials in Portland, OR.
  • On the blog:
    "Portland’s Disaster Relief Trials initiative is a unique effort designed to employ the use of bicycles to carry cargo in case of a disaster to maneuver people and supplies to safety without worrying about gasoline, flooding or other unpredictable conditions."

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September 12, 2014
Editor's note: this post first appeared on HuffingtonPost.com.Two weeks ago, FEMA shared research about the state of family preparedness in America. The good news is that a large number of American
September 11, 2014
It’s been nearly a year since the massive flooding that struck several areas of Colorado.  With little forewarning, heavy rains left streams and rivers swollen.  The images in the aftermath
September 10, 2014
Over the last several years, Administrator Fugate has made embracing and considering the unique needs of all stakeholders one of FEMA’s top priorities.  This approach has improved the way we
September 8, 2014
Portland prides itself as a “green city,” of so it’s no surprise that it’s known as “America’s biking capitol.” Portland’s enthusiasm for biking goes beyond just helping the environment, however. It

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