Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

       Ready and its Spanish language version Listo ask individuals to do four key things: (1) stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses (2) make a family emergency plan and (3)  build an emergency supply kit, and (4) get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies.

Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

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       The Google Crisis map is a collection of national and regional-scale layers related to weather, hazards, and emergency preparedness and response. The map is available to browse at

       These layers might contain information on satellite imagery, storm paths, shelter locations, and evacuation routes, among other data sources that are best visualized on a map. To include these on the Crisis Map for your country, please specify a title for the layer that we should display, and provide the URL of the file or feed containing your map layer data. This should be a stable URL that doesn't change between different events or disasters.