Information Bulletin Number 0803162

Preparedness Publications Available From FEMA

Release Date: March 3, 2008
Release Number: FNF-08-015

Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year.  Each disaster has lasting effects, both to people and property.  To help communities, families, and individuals get informed, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers free publications designed to provide assistance in planning and preparing for disasters.

The "Are You Ready?" guide provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to gain knowledge of local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their area and instructing them on how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and building a disaster supplies kit.

Other preparedness publications offered by FEMA include:

To obtain these publications and many more, visit, or call the FEMA Distribution Center at 1-800-480-2520.  Also, you can request them by mail from:

Federal Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 2012
Jessup, MD 20794-2012