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Your Professional Image

… Your appearance reflects how you feel about yourself and it may be the only impression a stranger gets to see.

Feel Good About Yourself
Understanding and accepting yourself is the most important aspect of a positive image. Everyone isn…

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Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

…r predictions, always stay tuned to your radio or television and become familiar with the warning signals. While it’s good to be able to judge cloud formations and other natural signs, don’t assume you will have time to assess weather c…

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Drought Preparation and Water Conservation

…s that may be imposed in your area.
Conserving water is particularly important when drought strikes, but it’s also a good habit to follow at all times for environmental reasons. Try to do at least one thing each day to conserve water!

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Flood and Water Damage

…aps that outline your community’s different flood risk areas. Use FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center ( to learn about your community’s flood risk so you can make informed decisions about protecting your proper…

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…nderstand who owns that data once it is posted to the company’s server and what measures will be taken if the company goes out of business or if something happens to you.
One of the quickest, simplest methods to protect important documen…

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Disaster Planning for Persons with Special Needs

…limitations should avoid waiting for mandatory evacuation or risk being stuck in an impossible traffic jam.
Stocking a GO bag
A well-stocked emergency GO bag can get you through the rough times during natural or manmade disaster such as e…

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Excessive Heat

… to become victims of excessive heat and may need help.
If you do not have air conditioning, choose places you could go to for relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day (schools, libraries, theaters, malls).
Be aware tha…

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Emergency Preparation for Dogs

…dentification tag on your dog with the phone number of your veterinarian or out-of-state relative or friend. There is a good chance the phones may not work after a disaster. More permanent forms of identification include tattoos and microch…

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Caregivers’ Guide for Sheltering and Evacuating

…ds or medical needs shelters.

Special needs shelters are prepared with staff and basic medical supplies to provide ongoing care for people whose medical conditions require more care than the typical Red Cross shelter can provide but who …

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Diabetes in an Emergency

…yourself as having diabetes so you can get the care you need. Relief workers make decisions as to where a person should go and how he or she should be cared for based in part on the seriousness of the medical condition. Identify yourself as…

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Stress Management

… filed away; others get their creative energy from their piles. So forget the “shoulds” and organize your way.
Set goals. goals provide direction to your life and determine how you spend your time. When asked the secret to amassing suc…

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Stock the Basics for Emergencies

…aterproof container, aluminum foil, plastic storage containers, a signal flare, paper, pencils, adhesive labels, safety goggles, heavy work gloves, a whistle, heavy cotton or hemp rope, a patch kit and can of sealed air, disposable dust mas…

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Manufactured Home Safety

…Only homes constructed for Wind Zone II may be placed in Wind Zone II.
*** If pier height is more than 24 inches, a diagonal tie should be added for every 12 inches (or a portion thereof).
**** Homes without a HUD label must have three ve…

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How to Complete a Job Application

…ion stand between you and the job. Since every presentation represents who you are, never miss an opportunity to make a good impression on a potential employer. An attractive job application is the first step to getting your foot in the doo…

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