Accidents at nuclear power plants and the threat of nuclear attack have been on every American’s mind since Sept. 11. Knowing how to deal with a radiation-related emergency is crucial.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY- FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency - a former independent agency that became part of the new Department of Homeland Security in March 2003 - is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters.
- Know your nuclear emergency terms
- What to do before a nuclear power plant emergency?
- What to do during a nuclear power plant emergency?
- What to do after a nuclear powerplant emergency?
The American Red Cross responds to disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and fires, or other situations that cause human suffering or create human needs that those affected cannot alleviate without assistance. It is an independent, humanitarian, voluntary organization, not a government agency.