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       DISASTER RESOURCES
    Disaster Handbook Univ of Florida disaster website information http://www.disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/
    Disaster Handbook en Espanol UF disaster website information in Spanish http://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/chap4fr.htm
    Disaster Housing Resources Helps disaster victims to find housing and FEMA assistance  http://www.DHRonline.org
    Disaster Information in Spanish help the Hispanic/Latino community
    before, during, and after a natural disaster
    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/disaster/factsheets/spanish/
    Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Florida disaster information http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_Disaster_Preparedness_and_Recovery
    Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

    Protecting yourself from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, thunderstorms, lightning, power outages, terrorism and wildfires

    http://www.flash.org
    Federal Emergency Management Association Most complete disaster preparedness libraries on Web. http://www.fema.gov
    Federation of Manufactured Homeowners Association Hurricane Safety for manufactured home residents http://www.fmo.org

    High Performance Glazing and Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors

    http://www.toolbase.org

    http://www.energystar.gov

    Hurricane Protection Magazine New products and technologies   http://www.hurricaneprotectionmag.com
    My Safe Florida Home Great information on Hurricane Preparation including insurance http://www.mysafefloridahome.com
    National Hazards Center Univ of Colorado's int'l clearinghouse for information on natural hazards http://www.colorado.edu/hazards
    National Hurricane Center Florida's leading authority on Atlantic Basin hurricanes http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
    National Weather Service Southern Regional Headquarters web site http://www.srh.noaa.gov
    State of Florida Consumer-related information on health, safety and the environment http://www.myflorida.com
    Florida - Dept. of Community Affairs Building Code Information System http://www.floridabuilding.org
    Florida Statewide Emergency Management Information Up-to-the-minute citizen emergency information, including evacation information http://www.floridadisaster.org
    DISASTER RESISTANT BUILDING
    Building a Safe Room   Instructions for building a safe room http://homebuying.about.com/cs/saferooms/a/safe_rooms.htm
    Building a Safe Room Inside Your Home; Taking Shelter From the Storm Instructions for building a safe room http://www.fema.gov/fima/tsfs02.shtm
    Concrete Network - Safe Rooms Instructions for building a safe room http://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/safe_rooms/
    Disaster-safe residential construction techniques Start-of-the-art techniques for making your home secure http://www.blueprintforsafety.org

    Efficient Windows Collaborative - Selection Tool

    Efficient Windows Collaborative - Selection Tool

    http://www.efficientwindows.org/selection.cfm

    How to Build a Safe Room (Animated) How to build a safe room http://www.flash.org/activity.cfm?currentPeril=1&activity ID=183
    PolySteel Safe Rooms How to build a safe room http://www.polysteel.com/saferooms2.htm
    STORM PREPARATION

    Animated How-to Videos for Hurricane Preparations

    Animated How-to Videos for Hurricane Preparations http://www.blueprintforsafety.org/animated-how-to.php
    Are You Ready For A  Flood How to deal with flash flooding http://www.tallytown.com/redcross/library/
    AreYouReadyForAFloodAndFlashFlood.pdf
    Are You Ready For A Hurricane How to prepare for a Hurricane http://www.tallytown.com/redcross/library/
    AreYouReadyForAHurricane.pdf

    Homeowner's Do-It-Yourself Wind Inspection

    Homeowner's Do-It-Yourself Wind Inspection

    http://flash.org/diywindinspection/

    Florida Department of Financial Services Protect your financial interests - insurance and financial tips http://www.fldfs.com
    International Hurricane Protection Association Search by state to find contractors http://www.inthpa.com

    Planning Ahead and Preparing for Disasters

    Disaster Preparation

    http://www.fema.gov/plan/index.shtm

    PLYLOX Hurricane Window Clips http://www.plylox.com/intro.html
    Red Cross - Preparedness Zone How to prepare for a storm http://www.tallytown.com/redcross/pz-Hurricane.html
    Saving the Whole Family Web site on disaster preparedness http://www.avma.org/disaster/saving_family.asp
    Sarasota County All Hazards Sarasota County Disaster Website

    http://www.scgov.net/EmergencyServices/allhazards.asp

    Insurance for wind resistive features Search for Florida homeowners insurance incentives for wind mitigation http://www.floridawindincentives.org
    PREPARATIONS for DISABLED, ELDERLY and PETS
    Animals in Disaster Help pet owners deal with disasters http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is10.asp
    Disaster Preparedness for Pets  Preparation for  people owning pets http://www.hsus.org/ace/18732
    Emergency Animal Sheltering; Equine Shelter FL Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services website http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/ai/adc/adc_emerg_manag.shtml
    National Organization on Disability Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities http://www.nod.org
    People with Disabilities Children with special health care needs http://www.aap.org/advocacy/emergprep.htm
    Pet accommodations Help pet owners find suitable accommodations away from home http://www.petswelcome.com
    AFTER THE STORM
    American Red Cross Keeps residents informed on disaster response and recovery operations http://www.redcross.org
    Barnyard Animal Rescue Plan Animal assistance during disasters http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0.1082,0_604_,00.html
    Charlotte County
    Emergency Management
    Contact Information http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/emergency
    Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Insurance website for storms http://www.citizensfla.com
    Disaster Contractors Network Information and resources for contractors to repair/rebuild after a disaster strikes http://www.dcnonline.org
    Florida Department of Community Affairs Emergency Home Repair Program http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fhcd/
    Florida Division of Emergency Management Craig Fugate, Director, State of Florida Emergency Management e-mail to: craig.fugate@dca.state.fl
    Manatee County Emergency Management Contact Information http://www.co.manatee.fl.us
    Roof Information Web site on repairs to roofs http://www.floridaroof.com
    Sarasota County Emergency Management 
    All Hazards
    Disaster Information: Before, During, After http://www.scgov.net/EmergencyServices/allhazards.asp
    State of Florida - Public Information Officer State of FL Emergency Management Contact Information e-mail to: florida.disaster@dca.state.fl.us
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