Guidelines for Specific Disasters
Disaster preparedness is no longer the sole concern of Californians
worried about mudslides and those who live in flood prone areas.
For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as
well as natural ones. Knowing what to do is an essential step for being
prepared and may be the difference between success and failure when
Generally speaking, there are six types of disasters that you should be
What you should do in the event of a biological threat.
What you should do if you see signs of a chemical threat, and how to
recognize signs of a chemical emergency.
What you should do in the event of an explosion, including what to
do in case there is fire or you are trapped in debris.
Nuclear Blast -
you should do in the event of a nuclear blast.
What you should do in the event of a "dirty bomb".
Natural Disasters -
What you should do for floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes,
mudslides and other natural disasters.