Disasters can be natural, like a hurricane, or man-made, like a terrorist attack. There are steps you can take to lower your risk of going through a disaster; make sure you know the level of risk in a disaster, and know the warning signs of a disaster. Use these links to make a preparedness plan for you and your family. This will help you cope with a disaster if one happens.
- Disaster Preparation and Recovery (MedlinePlus)
- DHHS Family Disaster Plan (NC Department of Health and Human Services)
- Health and Safety Concerns for All Disasters (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Personal Preparedness for Older Adults & Their Caregivers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Ready. gov (Department of Homeland Security)
- Be Prepared, Be Safe (NC Department of Crime Control & Public Safety)
- Coping with Traumatic Events (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Emergency Preparedness and Response podcasts (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Get ReadyNC! (North Carolina Department of Public Safety)
- Personal Preparedness and You (The Regional Municipality of Durham)
- Preparedness (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Mobile apps and tools can give you easy-to-use information and resources. These can help you stay healthy and safe during a disaster. To learn how to find other apps for exercise and eating right, please read this tipsheet.
The tools on this page are designed to provide mobile device users access to Web-based content, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, and mobile-friendly websites. Free.
The ReadyNC app is an all-in-one tool for emergency preparedness. iOS, Android. Free.
The Red Cross has mobile apps for specific types of disasters, such as hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and more. Free and paid apps.
Resources selected by Mendy Ozan, Consumer Health Librarian, Levine Cancer Institute.
Last reviewed January 16, 2019