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Disaster Relief

Find a Red Cross Shelter

To find emergency shelter and supplies during a disaster, search for open Red Cross shelters by address, city, state, and/or zip code.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

Safe and Well List

If you have been affected by a disaster, post a "safe and well message" that your loved ones can view, or search for loved ones who have registered.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

Hurricane Telephone Hotlines

This page provides a list of hurricane hotlines with contact information for survivor assistance, finding family and friends, donation and volunteer opportunities, health and safety information, housing, and more.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

U.S. General Services Administration

American Red Cross: Ways to Help

The American Red Cross helps people in emergency situations every day. Learn about donating blood, taking safety courses ,and volunteering to help your community.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

DisasterAssistance.gov

Locate and apply for disaster relief offered by U.S. Government agencies which sponsor more than 50 forms of disaster assistance.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Disaster Assistance: Before You Apply

Find answers to frequently asked questions about FEMA disaster assistance, including applying for assistance, eligibility criteria, inspections, employment issues, and more.

Review Date: September 19, 2012

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA: Coping With Disaster

Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. This document offers general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community, and your life back to normal.

Review Date: October 17, 2012

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Find Disaster Assistance

This site provides information for the prevention and recovery of disasters. Find Disaster Assistance for families, farmers, ranchers, and small businesses.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Rural Information Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Flooding: Response and Recovery

This page lists general information to help people in flooded areas recover and reduce risks caused by a flood.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Hurricane Recovery

This page links to official information on U.S .government hurricane relief efforts. Find out how to get help, locate loved ones, get relief, and more.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

U.S. General Services Administration

Hurricane Recovery Assistance

The U.S. Department of Labor is assisting in the recovery efforts in Florida and the Gulf Coast communities affected by this season's hurricanes.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

U.S. Department of Labor

Hurricanes: Health and Safety

Information related to Hurricanes and what to do before and after a storm. Other information offered on hurricane preparedness, finding missing persons, emergency disinfection of drinking water, disaster assistance, and more.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Information for Disaster Evacuees and Other Affected Persons

This page links to information that helps people learn what to do before, during, and after an evacuation. Links cover immunizations, medical records, skin infections, returning to school, and more.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

PublicHealthEmergency.gov

This site acts as a portal for residents in the U.S. and worldwide to obtain information from all U.S. federal agencies involved in a public health emergency, a medical disaster or the public health aspects of a natural or man-made disaster.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management

This list contains addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and web sites of the state offices and agencies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: Managing Your Stress- (PDF)

This fact sheet covers things to remember when trying to understand disaster events, signs that adults need stress management assistance, and ways to ease stress.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events: A Guide for Parents and Teachers- (PDF)

This fact sheet explains how preschool-aged, adolescent, and young children may respond to a disaster and provides tips to help parents talk with their children after a disaster.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services