A key element to successfully responding to and recovering from a major disaster is the overall preparedness of individual citizens, families and the community.
Explore our collection of resources to help you prepare for a disaster or emergency before it happens.
Prepare Your Community: Resources for Emergency Managers
Participate in a series of ‘What would you do?’ scenarios to assess your level of preparedness.
Watch recordings of webinars that focus on topics impacting individual and community preparedness.
Find the latest results from the National Household Survey and learn about types of preparedness research that help individuals and communities prepare for, protect against and respond to disasters.
Prepare Yourself: Resources for Individuals and Families
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.
Ready and its Spanish language version, Listo, ask individuals to do four key things:
- Stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses
- Make a family emergency plan.
- Build an emergency supply kit.
- Get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies.