The purpose of this
to assist those
who provide disaster safety information to the general public. The
presented is based on historical data for the United States and is
for use in the United States and its territories. Some of the
not apply to other countries. Users of this guide may include emergency
managers, meteorologists, teachers, disaster (natural and human-caused)
educators, public affairs/public relations personnel, mitigation
media personnel, and communicators. If you would like more in-depth or
scientific information, please contact your local emergency management
local National Weather Service office, local American Red Cross
geological survey office, state foresters office, or local fire
organizations listed in the acknowledgements section recognize that it
important for all agencies to provide consistent disaster safety
messages. As a
result, relevant messages in this guide have been reviewed and approved
national level by those organizations with expertise in those areas.
Many affiliates of these organizations
contributed to this guide, and their national organizations encourage
their members to use the messages.
messages and the information that
supports them are intended to be used in educational presentations,
and bulletin boards, print and electronic media, radio and television,
other medium in which disaster safety is communicated to the public.