This site provides information for the prevention and recovery of disasters. Find Disaster Assistance for families, farmers, ranchers, and small businesses. Pet and livestock owner information as well.
Find Disaster Assistance
Be Prepared for a Disaster
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Being prepared for a disaster is as easy as 1,2,3. 1. Get a Kit 2. Make a Plan 3. Be Informed. Found out information on how to be prepared for your family, your pets and your business at www.ready.gov.
Emergency & Disaster Assistance
DHS. Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Get your disaster assistance all in one spot. For additional information and preparation information check here
Emergency Preparedness and Response
United States Department of Agriculture.
USDA agencies provide information and services for emergency preparedness and response. Along with Farm and Ranch Emergency Programs, USDA also provides assistance to Rural Homes, Businesses, Community Facilities and Infrastructure.
USDHS. Federal Emergency Management Agency. National Flood Insurance Program.
"Floods and flash floods happen in all 50 states.." Homeowner's insurance doesn't pay for the cost to recover from a flood, National Flood Insurance does. For information contact the National Flood Insurance Program: Call toll free: 1-888-379-9531
National Hurricane Preparedness
National Hurricane Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
National Hurricane Center information for Hurricane Preparedness Preparedness.
Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes and How to Ask a Question (PDF | 2.04 MB)
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
This Resource is a PDF File. "FSIS’ YouTube video “Food Safety During Power Outages” also has instructions for keeping frozen and refrigerated food safe. FSIS Twitter feed @USDAFoodSafety. To get tweets about weather-related food safety issues affecting just your state, follow @XX_FSISAlert, replacing XX with your state or territory’s postal abbreviation. Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or http://askkaren.custhelp.com/ on your smartphone. The live chat option and the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), are available in English and Spanish from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday".
Flood Water After a Disaster or Emergency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"When returning to your home after a hurricane or flood, be aware that flood water may contain sewage. Protect yourself and your family by following these steps..."
Disaster Information Management Research Center
U.S. Health and Human Services. National Library of Medicine.
"The core purpose of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Our intent is to connect people to quality disaster health information and foster a culture of community resiliency." Provides Disaster Apps and Mobile ready tools.
American Red Cross Assists in Disasters
American Red Cross.
"Each year, the American Red Cross immediately responds to about 70,000 natural and man-made disasters in the U.S., ranging from fires to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents and explosions."
Home and Community Disaster Recovery Assistance
Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD can provide critical housing and community development resources to aid disaster recovery. HUD's Disaster Recovery Teams are located in offices throughout the country.
Office of National Response: Programs for Labor Related Assistance
Department of Labor. Employment and Training Administration. Office of National Response.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United states.
Small Business Disaster Assistance
Small Business Administration.
Provides various types assistance for businesses of all sizes in preparing for emergencies and in the event of a disaster.
Animal Emergency and Disaster Planning Information
U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Library. Animal Welfare Information Center.
Information and resources to assist companion, farm, research and zoo animals.