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American Red Cross Website Lets Loved Ones Know You’re Safe & Well

American Red Cross Website Lets Loved Ones Know You’re Safe & Well Disasters often make it difficult to stay in touch with loved ones.  And when a major disaster happens, one of the most frightening times is when you don’t

Posted in American Red Cross, ARC, Preparedness, Safety Tips

Spring into Safety

I am sure most of you remembered to Spring Forward on Sunday, but did you also remember to Spring into Safety? Daylight Saving Time is about more than just changing your clocks.  Daylight Saving Time means it’s also time for

Posted in Safety Tips

Safeguard Iowa Partnership to Offer Free Cyber Security Awareness Webinar Series

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a

Posted in Cybersecurity, Member Events, Preparedness, Safeguard Iowa, Safety Tips, Webinar

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014

From DHS: The Internet is part of everyone’s life, every day. We use the Internet at work, home, for enjoyment, and to connect with those close to us. However, being constantly connected brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse.

Posted in Cybersecurity, DHS, Preparedness, Safety Tips

Earthquake Preparedness

The U.S. Geological Survey recently updated their U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps, which reflect the best and most current understanding of where future earthquakes will occur, how often they will occur, and how hard the ground will likely shake as

Posted in Earthquakes, FEMA, Great ShakeOut, Preparedness, Safety Tips, USGS

What can IPAWS do for you?

From FEMA Receiving timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. FEMA, private industry and other local, state and federal partners are working together to

Posted in DHS, FEMA, IPAWS, Preparedness, Safety Tips

Hurricane season is upon us – prepare now

Photo credit: NASA. Information taken from NOAA and FEMA As one of the most powerful and devastating forces on earth, hurricanes (typhoons/cyclones) can cause destruction of epic scale; including loss of life and catastrophic damage to property on coastlines and

Posted in DHS, FEMA, Floods, Hurricanes, NOAA, Preparedness, Safety Tips, Severe Weather

Be Smart. Know your Spring Hazards.

April showers may bring May flowers, but it also introduces severe weather including wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. Understanding the hazards that impact your community and learning what actions to take if one strikes, increases your preparedness. Knowing what to

Posted in FEMA, Fire, Floods, Hurricanes, PrepareAthon, Preparedness, Safety Tips, Severe Weather, Tornadoes, Training, Wildfires

America’s PrepareAthon!

America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring. America’s PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and

Posted in DHS, FEMA, Floods, Hurricanes, PrepareAthon, Safety Tips, Severe Weather, Tornadoes, Training, Wildfires

Flooding Happens Everywhere, Be Prepared!

During Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 16 to 22, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are calling on individuals across the country to Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step

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