Survival: How Being Prepared Can Keep You and Your Family Safe

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PREPAREDNESS TIPS

• Store survival kits in a convenient place known to all family members.

• Keep a smaller version of your supplies kit in the trunk of your car, at work, and at school.

• Keep them in airtight plastic bags, if possible.

• Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh.

• Replace your stored food every six months.

• Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.

• Rethink your kit and family needs at least once a ...

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Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters

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Overview

PREPAREDNESS TIPS

• Store survival kits in a convenient place known to all family members.

• Keep a smaller version of your supplies kit in the trunk of your car, at work, and at school.

• Keep them in airtight plastic bags, if possible.

• Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh.

• Replace your stored food every six months.

• Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.

• Rethink your kit and family needs at least once a year.

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"[Honoré] is not only a national hero, but an expert on how we should al prepare for natural and man-made disasters." — Kyra Philips, CNN Newsroom

"Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what went wrong, what went right, and what all of us can do to prepare for the next disaster." — Anderson Cooper, CNN

"Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré's Survival reminds us why America must forge a new culture of preparedness to address emergencies at home. In this candid account of the efforts to respond to Hurricane Katrina, Honoré dissects our lessons learned and illuminates the measures leaders must take to effectively protect and defend the American people from future calamities. This is an important book by a good and able man who has rendered great service." — President Bil Clinton

"The American Red Cross shares General Honoré's passion for preparedness and applauds his leadership in helping families and individuals get ready for emergencies." — Bonnie McElveen, Chairman of the American Red Cross

"[Honoré's] message is that we can do better by each other and he suggests pertinent and feasible ways to do just that — this is an important book, especialy now." — Gregory Fontenot, Col., U.S. Army, Retired

"General Honoré, a true action hero, writes a national homeland security and well-being 'how-to code' for all sectors of U.S. society." — Jim Clifton, Chairman & CEO of GALLUP

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416599012
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 1,477,105
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 5.64 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author


Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré (U.S. Army, ret.)
is CNN’s lead expert on disaster preparedness. He has served in a variety of planning and response operations, including Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Lili and Isidore in 2003, and Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne in 2004. He has also planned and supported U.S. military response operations abroad.

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Table of Contents

Glossary of Abbreviations ix

Prologue 1

1 The Patience of the Poor 9

2 Hurricane Born and Hurricane Bred 23

3 Learning the Zumwalt Rules 40

4 Command, Control, and Occasional Chaos 53

5 Theater Immersion Training for War and Disaster 68

6 First Army's Storm Surge 78

7 Running Against the Wind 88

8 Sorting Out the Super Mess at the Superdome 99

9 "You're Looking at a Calendar and I'm Looking at My Watch" 112

10 "Get Those Damn Weapons Down!" 124

11 "A John Wayne Dude" 136

12 Mike Brown's Exit 152

13 Avoiding the 1,200-Mile Screwdrivers 163

14 Dancing with Rita 178

15 Wilma: Twisted Sister Number Three 191

16 The "E" in E-mail Stands for Evidence 199

17 The Role of the Media in a National Disaster 207

18 How America Can Create a Culture of Preparedness 219

Epilogue 227

Appendix 1 Joint Task Force-Katrina Command Group 233

Appendix 2 Joint Task Force-Katrina Hurricane Assessment: Ten Quick Wins 234

Appendix 3 Nineteen Rules for Leadership During a Disaster 235

Appendix 4 Battle Drill: React to Media Contact 236

Appendix 5 Emergency Kits 238

Sources 251

Acknowledgments 257

Index 263

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