Tag Archives: Preparedness

Take the Library Disaster Readiness Test

On a sheet of paper, give yourself a tick mark for each time you answer Yes to one the 15 elements of a library at a state of disaster readiness listed below.  Add up your score.  Most libraries will score … Continue reading

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Planning not to be a victim

Ready.gov has developed some great tools to assist us with our own personal preparedness measures.  Completing their suggested plans will go a long way toward preventing us, our families, and even our pets from becoming victims who need rescuing rather than … Continue reading

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15 years ago in Northridge, CA

In January of 1994, the Northridge area of California was shaken by a level 6.7 earthquake, which devastated the area, including California State University at Northridge. See Susan Curzon’s story of the destruction of her library at CSU, and how … Continue reading

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Seasons and Hazards

As we know, there is the “all hazards” paradigm for disaster training, and this is to remind us that we NN/LM emergency planners take an “all seasons” approach to preparedness!  Winter weather has brought some of the most memorable disasters … Continue reading

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