FAMILYGRAM 05-12 – EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND 
REFERENCES MANY USEFUL AND VALUABLE TOOLS INCLUDING WEBSITES, LINKS, MOBILE 
APPS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND THE NAVY FAMILY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM 
(NFAAS).  THE SUPERB CONTENT IN THESE RESOURCES RESULTS FROM LESSONS LEARNED 
FROM RECENT NATURAL DISASTERS THAT HAVE IMPACTED OUR NAVY FAMILIES.  ALL HANDS 
SHOULD USE THE TOOLS LISTED TO PLAN AND PREPARE FOR SUCH EVENTS.

2.  TWO EXCELLENT ONLINE RESOURCES ARE READY NAVY AND READY.GOV.
    A.  READY NAVY.  EFFECTIVE 1 SEPTEMBER 2012, OPERATION PREPARE CHANGED ITS 
NAME TO "READY NAVY".  THE PROGRAM PROVIDES NAVY FAMILIES WITH USEFUL TOOLS 
AND RESOURCES FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND  PREPARATION.
KEY ELEMENTS FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ARE:
        (1) BE INFORMED;
        (2) HAVE AND PERIODICALLY PRACTICE AN EVACUATION PLAN;
        (3) HAVE AND PERIODICALLY PRACTICE A FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS  PLAN; AND
        (4) HAVE EMERGENCY KITS READILY AVAILABLE.
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE READY NAVY WEBSITE AT 
HTTP://WWW.READY.NAVY.MIL.
    B.  READY.GOV.  THIS WEB SITE PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TIPS FOR 
PLANNING AND PREPARATION, BUILDING ON THE SAME CONCEPTS AS  READY NAVY.  MORE 
DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE READY.GOV WEB  SITE AT 
HTTP://WWW.READY.GOV.

3.  NAVY FAMILY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (NFAAS) ACCESS  AND 
REQUIREMENTS.
    A.  MUSTER.  AFTER A DISASTER, ALL NAVY PERSONNEL (BOTH MILITARY  AND
CIVILIAN) ARE REQUIRED TO MUSTER AT THE FIRST AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITY.
THERE ARE THREE AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
        (1) MUSTER DIRECTLY WITH YOUR COMMAND AND PROVIDE YOU AND  YOUR 
FAMILY'S STATUS AND LOCATION.  THE COMMAND WILL UPDATE INFORMATION IN  NFAAS.
        (2) LOG ON TO NFAAS AT HTTPS://NAVYFAMILY.NAVY.MIL VIA  COMPUTER OR 
SMART PHONE.
        (3) PHONE THE NAVY EMERGENCY COORDINATION CENTER AT
 1-877-414-5353
OR 1-866-287-1971 (TEXT TELEPHONE DEVICE - TTD).
    B.  PER NAVADMIN 275/11, UPDATING AND VERIFYING NFAAS INFORMATION  IS A 
SEMI-ANNUAL REQUIREMENT.
    C.  NFAAS TRAINING MATERIALS USER GUIDES FOR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE  AVAILABLE 
AT HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/CNICN91 (ALL LOWERCASE) AND 
HTTP://WWW.NOVONICSTTL.COM/CNIC/FFR/VIRTUALOFFICE/N91/DOCS/NFAAS/PLAY
ER.HTML.

4.  MOBILE APPS FOR SMARTPHONES.
    A.  "NAVY LIFE" PROVIDES SPECIFIC EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS  INFORMATION AS 
WELL AS A LINK TO NFAAS:  HTTP://WWW.NAVYLIFEFFR.COM.
    B.  AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) PROVIDES A FIRST AID INFORMATION APP  AND 
HURRICANE AND SHELTER FINDER AVAILABLE AT HTTP:/WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/MOBI LE-APPS.
    C.  FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) PROVIDES  GOVERNMENT 
DISASTER RESPONSE INFORMATION.  HTTP://APPS.USA.GOV/FEMA-MOBILE.SHTML
(ALL LOWER CASE).

5.  TWITTER, FACEBOOK, BLOGS, AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES ARE  VALUABLE 
EMERGENCY RESOURCES TO KEEP YOU UP-TO-DATE ON EMERGENCY AND DISASTER 
SITUATIONS, ENABLE A MEANS OF COMMUNICATING YOUR PERSONAL SITUATION  AND 
STATUS, AND PROVIDE AVAILABILITY AND LOCATION OF DISASTER RELIEF  RESOURCES.
KNOW HOW TO CONNECT.

6.  OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES.
    A.  MILITARY ONE SOURCE (MOS:  HTTP://WWW.MILITARYONESOURCE.MIL.
 CLICK
ON THE CRISIS AND DISASTER TAB.
    B.  THE BOOKLET "ARE YOU READY? GUIDELINES FOR NAVY FAMILY  EMERGENCY 
PREPAREDNESS" IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT 
HTTPS://WWW.CNIC.NAVY.MIL/NAVYCNI/GROUPS/PUBLIC/DOCUMENTS/DOCUMENT/CN
ICP_A144791.PDF
(ALL LOWER CASE).
    C.  AMERICAN RED CROSS:  HTTP://WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/PREPARE
    D.  FEMA:  HTTP://WWW.FEMA.GOV/WHAT-MITIGATION/PLAN-PREPARE
    E.  FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT:  HTTP://WWW.FFSP.NAVY.MIL PROVIDES  MORE 
DETAILED INFORMATION ON READY NAVY AND TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING YOUR  FAMILY'S 
EMERGENCY PLAN (SELECT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN THE COLUMN ON THE  LEFT).
    F.  NAVY/MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY (NMCRS): HTTP://WWW.NMCRS.OR G.
    G.  TRICARE:  IN CASE OF A DISASTER, TRICARE WILL PROVIDE  UP-TO-DATE, 
CRITICAL INFORMATION ON TRICARE AND DOD MATTERS THAT AFFECT HEALTH  BENEFITS.
HTTP://WWW.TRICARE.MIL/DISASTERINFO.

7.  THE INFORMATION ABOVE, INCLUDING WEB SITE LINKS, IS OFFERED AS A QQQQ 
CONVENIENCE AND IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.  REFERENCES TO  THESE 
RESOURCES DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT OR APPROVAL BY  THE 
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY OF ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OPINION OF THE  RESPONSIBLE 
EXTERNAL AGENCY REFERENCED.  THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY BEARS NO  
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR THE CONTENT OF EXTERNAL SITES.

8.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MS. BETTY TALLEY, OPNAV N135F, AT COMM
(901) 874-4299/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT BETTY.TALLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

9.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.

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