Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Community Disaster Education

Code: TH-1700.2000-150

Programs, activities and materials provided by organizations like the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that educate the public and help individuals and families prepare in advance for a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Community disaster education provides general planning and safety information for a variety of risks including fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves and winter storms; and delineates concrete steps that people can take to inform themselves of the disasters most likely to occur in their area, develop and practice a disaster plan, purchase emergency supplies, secure their property and be ready to work as a team with family members and neighbors when an incident occurs.

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