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- Aid & Resources
- Ready.gov Plan Ahead with Your Family
- Ready.gov Translations from FEMA: Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian – Creole, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese
- USA.gov in Spanish: GobiernoUSA.gov Desastres y emergencias (Disasters and Emergencies)
- Against the Wind: Protecting Your Home From Hurricane Wind Damage is a FEMA brochure with information provided by the American Red Cross, The Home Depot, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and the National Association of Home Builders of the United States (228 K .pdf)
- Tornado Preparedness
- Red Cross
- American Red Cross
- Canadian Red Cross
- Canadian Red Cross: British Columbia & Yukon
- International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- American Red Cross Get Help Resources Revised
- Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities Create a disaster plan that addresses your needs. New
- America's Second Harvest: The Nation's Food Bank Network
- Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) [Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters site with links to the MSF in other countries]
- Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) [U.S. site]
- DisasterAssistance.gov provides disaster survivors with information and services when and where they need it most.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Emergency Evacuation and Traveler's Services
- Traveler's Emergency Network (TEN) an international membership organization dedicated to providing the best travel assistance services for a low annual membership fee: 24 hour access to medical experts, emergency evacuation, repatriation home after stabilization, transportation home for dependents, return of mortal remains, Seven Corners International, and many other travel benefits.
- Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) training course
- Fire Safety for Wheelchair Users (.pdf)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Public Education for Older Adults New
- Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults (download the PDF), developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible. The program is built around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention
- Safety for people with disabilities (download the Home Safety Tip Sheet PDF)
- Educational materials for people with disabilities
- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®) is a non-profit consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.
- When Someone Goes Missing:
- MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals living with Alzheimer's or another dementia who wander and get lost, or have a medical emergency. Report a wandering incident: (1) Call 911 (2) Then call 1-800-625-3780, MedicAlert + Safe Return's emergency response line. New
- Let's Bring Them Home (LBTH) & the National Center for Missing Adults merged and provides families across the nation with quality safety education and services to families for missing adults.
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
- International Center for Missing & Exploited Children
- Missing Children Resources U.S. and international organizations Revised
- Missing Pets Network sponsored by the USDA Office of Animal Care
- Petfinder's Animals And Disaster Relief
- U.S. Army Survival Manual FM 21-76 Revised
- U.S. States Resources:
- National Council on Disability report: The Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on People with Disabilities Revised
- National Council on Disability Emergency Management Publications New
- Ohio Emergency Management Agency New
- Emergency Preparedness Resources for People with Disabilities in Ohio: Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation, Advance Directives, Assistive Technology, Benefits Counseling, Community Integration, Criminal Justice, Deaf / Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention, Employment, Guardianship, Housing, Medicaid, Mental Health, Service Animals, Social Security, Special Education, State Budget Resources, Transition Services Planning, Transportation, Veterans With Disabilities, Voting.
- Ohio State University, Nisonger Center, Emergency Planner Disability Trainings and Resources, Ohiio Disability and Health Program New
- National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) NSSA was formed in 2001 to ensure the highest quality of manufactured and constructed storm shelters for protecting people from injury or loss of life from the effects of tornadoes, hurricanes and other devastating natural disasters. The association is self-policing to maintain public confidence and respect for the storm shelter industry.
- Active weather warnings tornados, hurricanes, floods, and severe storms
- GOES Project Science Hot Stuff Scrapbook collection of past color images; satellite photos and movies of hurricanes and tornados
- GOES Project Science — get the latest real-time color image of hurricanes and tornados
- Hurricane Central
- NOAA Weather Radio
- NOAA Weather Radio for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, emergency warning for people with hearing loss.
- Centers for Disease Control traveler's health information vaccination requirements and cruise ship inspections
- California fires
- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®): Wildfire preventative measures is a non-profit consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. Watch the video to learn what preventative steps you can do to prepare for wildfire.
- Global Fire Monitoring On Earth, something is always burning. The fire maps show the locations of actively burning fires around the world on a monthly basis, based on observations from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite.
Relief services include resources made available to individuals and communities that have experienced losses due to disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, tornadoes, tsunamis, and riots.
Below please find a list of links to learn more about relief.
- DisasterAssistance.gov Find Assistance, Apply Online, Check Status
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- United States Government Benefit Programs
- USA.gov Government Benefits
- Salvation Army
- Catholic Charities
- US Department of Agriculture
- USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Disaster Assistance
- Food Distribution Disaster Assistance
- Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) gives food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster.
Recovery is the process of returning to normal. Salvage, resumption of business processes, and repair are typical recovery tasks.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers. A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to your case.
- Disaster Assistance injury loans, employment assistance, tax relief assistance. The SBA and USDA provide low interest loans to businesses and individuals to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.
- Disaster Cleanup
- State Government Information Disaster Assistance
Natural disasters displace thousands of homeowners and families every year.
Below please find a list of links to rebuilding/ redevelopment resources that help rebuild lives and homes of families:
- American Red Cross
- Moving Forward: Your Home returning home, cleaning up the damage, rebuilding stronger and safer, rebuilding greener.
- FEMA P-320 – Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business
- Guidance on Building Safer
- Rebuilding Smarter and Stronger. Mitigation is building or rebuilding to reduce the loss of life, the loss of property and damage caused by (future) disasters.
- Affordable Housing