There are a number of government agencies and nonprofit organizations that help in both disaster preparation and recovery. Here are links to a number of useful resource websites. You may also visit your state website for local resources.
The Department of Homeland Security presents some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications plan, for both a natural or man-made emergency.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.
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Provides information and services relating to all-hazards disaster management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides critical housing and community development resources to aid disaster recovery.
American Red Cross
Focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs.
Emergency Preparedness Information
Worldwide resources for emergency management.
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A nonprofit association that engages in communication, education, engineering and research to reduce deaths, injuries, property damage, economic losses and human suffering caused by natural disasters.
CBS Disaster Links
A comprehensive list of links on all types of disasters maintained by CBS News.
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