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Natural Disasters & Emergencies

Emergency prep and response

It’s never too early to prepare for an emergency. We’ve rationed our favorite articles for food prep, first aid, and emergency preparedness ideas to help your family prepare for a natural disaster, evacuation, or anything that comes your way.
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8 Essentials for Your DIY First Aid Kit
8 Essentials for Your DIY First Aid Kit Reviewed by health expert Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CNE...
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Step-by-Step Emergency Food Planning
Learn how to prepare your own emergency food storage. SafeWise teaches you how to start...
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How Do I Create an Emergency Plan for My Family?
Reviewed by personal safety expert Pete Canavan The first step in emergency planning is knowing what...

Flooding

That innocent leak may be a symptom of a bigger, wetter problem. Learn how to prevent floods in your home and what to do if you live in a flood zone.

Fires

Fires are devastating, but thankfully they’re preventable. Learn about household items that increase your risk of fires and ways you can stop the flames at the source.
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Best Fire Extinguishers
We talked to firefighters to select the most reliable, easy-to-use fire extinguishers that will fit...
Emergency Zone The Essentials Complete Deluxe Survival 72-Hour Kit
The Best Emergency Survival Kits
Find the right emergency kit to be ready for wildfires. We researched kit after kit...
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A Guide to Smoke Detector Installation and Maintenance
Smoke detectors are your first defense to stay safe from fire and reduce damage. See...
Be Prepared: How to Properly Use a Fire Extinguisher
Keep your home & family safe in the event of a fire, by being prepared....

Earthquakes

Be ready for “the big one” with these tips for surviving and preparing your home for an earthquake.

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