Resources for What to do Before, During, and After Disasters

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The TACDA Academy Lesson Manual is an emergency preparedness handbook and covers Civil Defense topics such as:

FEMA Emergency Operation Plans – Houses of Worship and Schools

Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guides

Resource Links:

American Preppers Network -

Backdoor Survival.  "Prepping with Optimism” -

Civil Defense Perspectives -

Civil Defense Radio with Preston Schleinkofer-

Civil Defense Virginia -

Crisis Preparedness -

Doctors for Disaster Preparedness -

Essential Guide to Flood Planning and Preparation -

FDD’S Long War Journal -

Federal Emergency Management Agency -

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) for Nuclear safety and security -

MetEd - Meteorology, weather forecasting, and related geoscience topics:

Michael Mabee, author of The Civil Defense Book -

Minimizing Flood Damage -

National Museum of Civil Defense -

Natural Hazards: A service of NASA’s Earth Observatory -

Physicians for Civil Defense -

Responding to an Active Shooter Crisis Situation (FBI) -

Strive for More Preparedness -

Survival Sherpa: “Helping Each Other on the Climb to Self-Reliance and Preparedness” -

The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times. –

The National Weather Service -

The Provident Prepper: Common Sense Guide to Emergency Preparedness, Self-Reliance and Provident Living -

The Weather Channel -

Trusted News and Intelligence from Spec Ops Veterans -

Waldo County Civil Defense Association -

We Protect People.  Let us show you how. - 

We The Prepared:

COVID-19 Information Links:

15 Days to Slow the Spread -

About the Coronavirus -

Cases and Latest Updates -

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -

Coronavirus Myth Busters -

Daily Coronavirus updates and information with Dr. Seheult. - 

FEMA - How You Can Help in the COVID-19 Fight


Frequently Asked Questions -

Guide to Staying Safe from Online Scams by Avast -

Homeland Security Coronavirus 2020 -

How does Coronavirus Kill? With pulmonologist Dr. Seheult. -

Improving Immunity with Dr. Seheult. -

Managing Stress and Anxiety caused by Stay-at-Home Orders -

National Institutes of Health -

New Coronavirus Stable for Hours on Surfaces -

NIH Guide to Travel and Meetings -

Prepare and Protect yourself -

Resources for Stress and Coping During the Outbreak -

Seek Information Based on Science by Avast -

To Beat Covid-19, Social Distancing is a Must! -

Why Hand Washing Prevents Coronavirus -

World Health Organization -


2023 TACDA Civil Defense Zoom Meetings

2022 TACDA Civil Defense Zoom Meetings

2021 TACDA Civil Defense Zoom Meetings

Nuclear Weapons Effects:

For information about the various effects of nuclear weapons, click here.

TACDA Radio Active

In times of crisis and natural disasters, Amateur (HAM) radios are often used as a trusted and proven means of emergency communication.

Notable examples include the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan, the 2003 North American blackout, and Hurricane Katrina in September 2005, where amateur radio was used to coordinate disaster relief activities when other systems failed.

TACDA has been a supporter of Amateur Radio communication, and Amateur Radio Clubs, for decades. Clubs can provide information about licensing in their respective area, local operating practices and technical advice.

In the US, Amateur radio operators are required to pass an examination to demonstrate technical knowledge, operating competence and awareness of legal and regulatory requirements in order to avoid interference with other Amateur radio operators and other radio services.

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TACDA's Resources & Links area is continually adding more local Amateur Radio Clubs. To add or modify a link, please Contact TACDA

National Amateur Radio Resources