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So if you are ready to get your head out of the sand and start making your preparedness plan then here are additional starting points:
- Ready.Gov - You can download checklist of things to do, have and prepare for the disaster of your choice http://www.ready.gov/america/publications/allpubs.html There is also a section on Ready.gov for seniors and those with disabilities or who lives with someone that has a disability.
- Folks in the Bay Area don't have to be convinced on the severity of earthquakes. Not just for quake but for a variety of man-made or natural troubles. For the newbies and those in other states you might want to check out 72 Hours.org You can get your info visually or print out the entire site as a PDF. http://www.72hours.org
- Let's not leave Fido and Fluffy out of the equation. For one thing you will have to keep an eye on them. If the disaster continues for an extended period of time your pets may look like a food source to some people. Not trying to be gruesome but scared people can justify anything in an emergency. The ASPCA has a great page on planning for your pets emergency needs. http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pets_emergency