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On this page:

Disasters in the TN Area
Planning and Preparedness
Pandemic Flu

Recovering After a Disaster

In addition to the information found here in electronic format, your local chapter has pamphlets and brochures on many of these topics.

 


Disasters in the TN Area

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Home fires account for approximately 90% of the American Red Cross disaster response, and is often the most preventable.

 

 

 

Tennesseans also commonly experience the following natural disasters and need to prepare for them:

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Drought

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Earthquakes

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Floods

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Severe Thunderstorms                        

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Tornadoes

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Wildfires

 

We also occasionally experience the following natural and human-caused disasters and need to be prepared for them as well:

bulletHailstorms
bullet Landslides/Mudslides
bullet Heat waves
bullet Winter Storms
bullet Blackouts
bullet Chemical Emergencies
bullet Terrorism

 

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The American Red Cross also has information about incidents that don't often occur in TN, such as hurricanes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

For additional information specific to TN, you might consult the
TEMA - Tennessee Emergency Management Agency website.

For general information see these sites:

bulletNational Weather Service
bulletFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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Tips to Help You Prepare for and Survive a Disaster

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Be Red Cross Ready - Tips in pdf checklist format and an interactive flash module

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Prepare Your Home & Family - Information on individual and family preparedness with special information for persons with disabilities, seniors, children and pets.

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Prepare Your Workplace & Employees - Information on workplace preparedness and safety.

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Prepare Your School & Students - with tools for teachers and parents.


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Pandemic Flu

There have been four flu pandemics in the past century, will H5N1 be the next?

 

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Pandemic Flu Information and Preparedness

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PandemicFlu.gov - One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

 


Recovering After A Disaster
 

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Recovering After a Disaster

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Blount County Family Survival Guide



 

 

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Last modified: 04/27/09