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Preparedness or Plans pertains to the activities, programs, and systems developed prior to a planned special event, disaster or emergency, which are used to support and enhance prevention, response and recovery. An agency can determine how they need to be prepared by asking the question of what must be done to ensure that the agency is prepared to respond to any natural disaster or emergency that may affect operations.

More specific information about how preparedness is addressed is provided within the three program areas:

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