Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (IS-22) is the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) most comprehensive source on individual, family, and community preparedness. The guide provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit. Other topics covered include evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disaster, and information specific to people with disabilities.
Are You Ready? also provides in-depth information on specific hazards including what to do before, during, and after each hazard type. The following hazards are covered:
Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Thunderstorms and Lightning
Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
Volcanoes, Landslide and Debris Flows (Mudslide), Tsunamis
Hazardous Materials Incidents
Household Chemical Emergencies
Nuclear Power Plant and
Terrorism (including Explosion, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological hazards).
Copies of Are You Ready? are available through the FEMA publications warehouse (1.800.480.2520).
For more publications on disaster preparedness, visit the Community and Family Preparedness webpage.