In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease that was first detected in China and has since been detected around the world. It’s called the Coronavirus or COVID-19.
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“Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” These lines from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” immediately come to mind when you view footage of a flooded New Orleans. Experts have criticized the Mayor for encouraging residents to return to the city, where safe drinking water is in short supply. The […]
One of the most important lessons we’ve learned from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma is that every American—regardless of where you live—must have an adequate supply of safe drinking water on hand for emergency situations. America’s top disaster preparedness agencies have consistently offered the following advice: Maintain the equivalent of 3 gallons of water for every […]
Disaster assistance is available even if you don’t have homeowner’s insurance (or if you are under-insured and your coverage is insufficient). It will not provide the same level of insurance that a homeowner’s policy confers, but it can get you through the roughest times after a disaster strikes. Never assume, however, that the federal government […]
American Family Safety is a resource designed to provide important information about emergency preparedness and safety.
When making your family’s plan, please consider the following situations resulting from a severe disaster: It will take the Federal Emergency Response Agency (FEMA) time to bring help and order to a major disaster area. This is why it is deemed essential to have AT LEAST 72 hours of self-sufficiency as a family, so you […]
Just as you purchase insurance for your home and car, you need to make an investment in your family’s safety. Emergency kits and survival supplies are remarkably inexpensive, so why take chances with your loved ones’ well-being? American Family Safety’s extremely affordable ReadyKit™ contains all of the disaster supplies you’ll need to protect your family, and it meets official Department of Homeland […]