September is recognized as National Preparedness month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. Find out what resources Dewey has available for Public Policy students researching this topic. Then come see Dewey's September display on Disaster Preparedness for more info on building emergency kits and pick up a complete bibliography for your research!
If you're focusing on one particular type of emergency, FEMA's Know Your Hazards page has seven sections on disasters ranging from shootings to winter storms. FEMA includes instructions on how to prepare for such situations, and their "How to Prepare" pamphlets include data such as "Frequency of Flood Events by County" and "Frequency of Abnormally Cold Days per year by County."
Help is available! Contact Cathy Dwyer, Subject Librarian for Public Policy, at (518) 442-3699 or firstname.lastname@example.org - or drop by during Cathy's office hours, held weekly on Mondays from 4-7pm.
Blog Created By: Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno
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