Disaster preparedness refers to measures taken to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters. That is, to predict and, where possible, prevent disasters, mitigate their impact on vulnerable populations, and respond to and effectively cope with their consequences. While most think of disasters as weather or terrorism events, they can have different meanings to different people. Anything you can do to self-prepare and keep disasters from effecting you or lessen their effect, is Preparedness. Hopefully these links below can help you get started on your preparedness journey.