HAZARD MITIGATION LINKS

Note: Using these links may take you to web sites other than those owned or controlled by Kankakee County. As such, Kankakee County has no control over the content of these sites and they should be viewed at your own risk. Please report broken links to the webmaster at dskimerhorn@k3county.net
 
All Hazards
  Fact Sheets
    http://www.fema.gov/hazard/types.shtm
  Red Cross Family Disaster Planning
    http://http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/familyplan.html
  U of I Extension Disaster Resources
    http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~disaster/prep.html
  Illinois Emergency Management Agency
    http://www.state.il.us/iema
  Federal Emergency Management Agency
    http://www.fema.gov
  Disaster Resistant Universities
    http://www.fema.gov/institution/dru.shtm
  National Weather Service
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
  Natural Hazards
    http://www.naturalhazards.org/
 
Drought/Extreme Heat
  National Drought Mitigation Center
    http://www.drought.unl.edu/
  Summer Heat
    http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/atmos/statecli/General/heat.htm
  Extreme Heat
     
 
Earthquakes
  Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners
  http://www.fema.gov/hazard/earthquake/index.shtm
 
Flood Protection
  Avoiding Flood Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/pdf/flood_damage.pdf
  Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting: Six Ways to Protect Your House From Flooding
  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/floods.php
  Floodsmart
    http://www.floodsmart.gov
 
Flood Insurance
  National Flood Insurance Program
    http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/
  National Flood Insurance Program - Why You Need Flood Insurance
     
  Flood Insurance Facts
    Postcard
 
Tornadoes
  Institute for Business and Home Safety: Protect your Home against Tornado Damage
     
  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/severe.php
  Safe Rooms and Community Shelters
    http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/saferoom/index.shtm
  The Weather Channel
    http://www.weather.com/
  Tornado Project
    http://www.tornadoproject.com/
 
Thunderstorms and Lightning
  http://www.fema.gov/hazard/thunderstorm/index.shtm
  The Weather Channel
    http://www.weather.com/
  National Lightning Safety Institute
    http://www.lightningsafety.com/
  Lightning Safety for Kids
   

http://www.realinsurance.com.au/Article-Library/Lets-Learn-about-Lightning!-for-Kids.aspx

 
Wildfires
  http://www.fema.gov/hazard/wildfire/index.shtm
  USDA Forest Service
    http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/
  Fire Wise
    http://www.firewise.org/
  Healthy Forests and Rangelands
    http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/
 
Winter Storms
  http://www.fema.gov/hazard/winter/index.shtm
 
Mental Health and Traumatic Stress
  National Mental Health Information Center
    http://www.mentalhealth.samsha.gov
  Storm Sadfety for Kids
    http://www.insurancecompared.com.au/articles/storm-safety.cfm
Hazard Planning for Kids
  FEMA for Kids
    http://www.publicadministration.net/resources/creating-an-emergency-plan/
 
Publications
  FEMA Publications
    http://www.fema.gov/help/publications.shtm OR CALL 1-800-480-2520
  National Center for Environmental Health
    http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/publications/brochures.htm
 
 

Kankakee County Planning Department
189 E. Court Street, Room 201  Kankakee, IL  60901
Phone: 815.937.2940   |   Fax: 815.937.2974
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