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Be Ready

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You see it on TV, read about it in the paper but it's not until disaster strikes your city, your neighborhood, your family does it really sink in. "l thought I was ready."

Being ready for disasters takes prior planning – use the resources below to learn what to do before, during and after an emergency.

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Be ready by planning what you should do in an emergency.

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Get Involved in Your Community

Be ready by understanding community-specific capabilities so you can better identify gaps and prioritize decisions during an emergency.

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Find your Local VA Medical Center Operating Status

Be ready by familiarizing yourself with local emergency management organizations and centers.

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Get Assistance

Veterans can find helpful information on To locate Veterans’ information on the site, go to the “Information” pull down menu and select “Veterans.”

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