As Hurricane Isaac moves its way across the U.S. Gulf Coast we are reminded, once again, of the importance of pre-planning to manage a manmade, zombie or natural disaster. We here at Zombie Survival Crew command want all our brigade members to be prepared and stay safe whatever disaster hits. Some things are, ultimately, out of our control…but we can all be ready with supplies, plans and contact information to deal with most situations.
To help make sure you’re ready, we’ve compiled a list of sites that provide disaster planning assistance as well as links to disaster relief organizations and official data centers.
- Zombie Survival Crew recommended Go Bags by brigade
- Zombie Survival Crew guide to camping under extreme circumstances
- Red Cross—Preparing for a Hurricane/Tropical Storm
- Red Cross—Find Help page
- Food Safety During and After an Emergency (CDC) (highlighting procedures after flooding)
- Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water (CDC)
- CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Disaster Information:
- For weather related disasters in the U.S. a good place to start is the government weather channel
- Internationally, check the World Meteorological Organization
- For Hurricane specific data in the U.S., go to the National Hurricane Center
- Two solid places for information on public health concerns:
- Red Cross—Find Open Shelters(or call 1-800-RED CROSS)
- As of August 27th, there were 52 shelters operating in the area affected by hurricane Issac. For up-to-date information, call or check local news sources.
- If you wish to be of assistance, but do not live in the Gulf Cost, donate blood. Hospitals need to be as prepared as we are, if not more. Visit your local blood bank–every drop helps.
- Red Cross—Safe and Well Listing (or call. S&W listings connect to Twitter and Facebook of users)