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FEMA Issues Emergency Planning Book

While various agencies are working to protect against “dirty” bombs, biological or chemical assaults and cyber attacks — some of the national security dangers brought into focus since Sept. 11, 2001 — the federal government has recently issued a guide to tell individual citizens how to prepare for disaster. The safety guide by the Federal Emergency Management Agency explains how to prepare for and deal with terrorist acts as well as other man-made disasters — such as hazardous waste accidents — and natural catastrophes. The 102-page handbook, “Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness,” presents strategies for dealing with everything from tornadoes and heat waves to toxic spills and suspicious packages. The guide also gives information on crisis counseling, disaster plans and even what to do about animals in a disaster. Full Story

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