Harvard Medical school offers family disaster planning guide


[Boston, Mass.] Like millions of others in this country, our thoughts are with the survivors of hurricane Katrina. We encourage you to contribute to the response in whatever way you can. No matter where you live in the United States, you are vulnerable to some sort of natural disaster such as a blizzard, earthquake, flood, hurricane, or tornado. In addition, terrorist attacks on America are also possible. Both natural disasters and terrorist attacks can disrupt power, communication, and transportation for days or even longer. It is best to be prepared in advance so that if a disaster occurs, you know what to do and have the supplies you need on hand. Regardless of the type of event, the three-step plan created by the editors of Harvad Health Publications at Harvard Medical School will help you cope.

You can download the 2-page plan for free at www.health.harvard.edu/disaster. Readers are also permitted and encouraged to share the plan with friends and family.

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