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Accessible Emergency Information
Disaster preparedness information available free in Large Print, American Sign Language and Braille.

Follow this link to the Accessible Emergency Information webpage

Preparedness for Rural Communities

The Center for Food Security & Public Health - Iowa State University (website)

Great Handbook for Rural Community Preparedness from the above site
All-Hazards Preparedness for Rural Communities (pdf)

Extension Disaster Education Network (website)

Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.

Follow this link to the website for information, resources and practical tips

Translate From One Language To Another Language
The following are free web based language translation sites (one language to another):

Follow this link to access the SDL| webpage

Follow this link to the Bing Translator webpage

Food Safety Tips for Preparing for Disasters
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Emergency Preparedness Information

Free advise from the USDA:

Food Safety During A Power Outage (ASL version)

Food Safety During a Power Outage

USDA Food Safety Advice After Power Loss

You can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) if you wish to ask questions about the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products (English and Spanish). You may speak with a food safety specialist -- in English or Spanish -- from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on weekdays year round. (The Hotline is closed on Federal government holidays) An extensive menu of recorded food safety messages may be heard 24 hours a day.

Just ask Karen, your guide to expert knowledge on handling and storing food safely and preventing food poisoning

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