Reading disaster stories about other people can help each of us become better prepared for emergencies. As you read these stories, pay attention to the emergency supplies people found useful, how people felt and coped, how they helped each other, and what they learned.
Victoria Australia Bush Fires, February 2009, follow day-by-day
Evacuating Hurricane Katrina with those with Special Needs, August 2005
“Storming Back,” Hurricane Katrina and Rita, Aug. & Sept. 2005
Evacuating Hurricane Rita, September 2005
“Mountain on Fire” Southern California, October 2003
“In Case of Disaster,” Hurricane Hugo, September 21, 1989 and Northern CA earthquake, Oct. 17, 1989
“Big Blowup Turnout,” Mt. St. Helen’s eruption, May 18, 1980
“Teton Dam Flood,” Sugar City, Idaho, June 5, 1976
“Night of Disaster in Rapid City,” Rapid City Iowa, June 9, 1972
Thank you for the shout! Surviving Victoria’s Bush Fires was certainly an interesting exercise, and one that continues on long after the fires.