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  1. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has general and specific disaster information, risk maps, and preparedness information for a wide range of hazards.
  2. This section of the FEMA website is dedicated to educating children about disaster preparedness. It has interactive games they can play, printable pages and informational sheets to fill out with their families.
  3. Flood Smart is a national site dedicated to teach citizens about flooding and flood insurance. It has information about flood insurance and checklists for hurricane preparedness.
  4. Wells Fargo Bank has a blog site that was launched for the 100th anniversary of the great California Earthquake. It discusses famous historical events and how they relate to our lives today, including famous historical disasters. There are also links to disaster preparedness information on the site.
  5. Map Modernization (Map Mod) is a five-year initiative by FEMA to remap floodplains in the United States and provide digital maps accessible to the public via the internet. A significant component to Map Mod is public awareness and education. When the mapping is complete, citizens should be able to view their flood risk anywhere in the country.
  6. The Masters of Disaster Curriculum Kit created by the American Red Cross contains ready-to-go lesson plans, activities, and demonstrations on disaster-related topics that teachers can incorporate within core subject areas. It also has a home version that families can use with their children at home
  7. The National Disaster Education Coalition is composed of national agencies and organizations that have developed, Talking About Disasters: Guide for Standard Messages, which provides standardized safety messages for about 13 hazards and general disaster preparedness topics.
  8. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has information for the public regarding weather related natural disasters on their website. The site is mostly focused on information regarding the cause of storms, rather than preparedness for them.
  9. Project Impact Seattle was a pilot program that was carried out by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and funded by the United States government. The goal was to make an impact on disaster reduction in Seattle, Washington. The focus of the pilot project was home mitigation.
  10. The Ready campaign is a national preparedness campaign that was launched by the United States Department of Homeland Security in 2003. The campaign stresses being prepared for all emergencies by getting a kit, making a plan, and being informed. There is specific information about many different types of disasters and a links for pet owners, the elderly, businesses, children and minority language speakers. The campaign has included a national advertising campaign and sports sponsorship.

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