Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinates the federal government's response to natural or man-made disasters, including acts of terror. The website has a number of resources to support citizens and first responders to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from disasters. Information is available in 21 different languages. Download the FEMA mobile app for up-to-date information on shelters, disaster information, recovery centers, weather alerts and other tips.
- FEMA Hurricane Preparedness
- Ready is a national public service campaign created to promote preparedness through public involvement. Information is available in English and Spanish. A part of the campaign is Ready Kids. This children-focused site has tools, information and games to prepare youngsters.
- Ready Hurricane Information
- Ready Kids Hurricane Information
- Ready Kids Hurricane Facts
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serves as the stewards to policies concerning human health and the environment. The EPA provides resources and information about several environmental topics of concern after hurricanes.
- EPA Hurricane Information
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthy working conditions. Employers are required to protect workers in anticipation of a hurricane.
- OSHA Hurricane Information
Health and Human Services (HHS)
- The mission of United States Department of Health and Human Services is to protect the health of Americans and provide essential human services. This website provides links to programs supported by the agency.
- HHS Hurricane Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency protects public health and safety through the prevention of disease, injury and disability. Resources are available for the entire family and health care professionals in English and Spanish.
- CDC Hurricane Information
- CDC Hurricane and Disaster for Healthcare Providers
- CDC Hurricane Preparedness
- CDC Kids Hurricane Information
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- The USDA provides guidance on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development and nutrition, all which can be affected by hurricanes and associated flooding. This agency is a great resource for farmers and ranchers.
- USDA Hurricane Information
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/ National Weather Service (NWS)
- The NOAA is the parent agency for several sub-agencies, including National Weather Service. The NWS provides weather forecasts, warnings about hazardous weather and other weather related information. The National Hurricane Preparedness site has short videos and resources for various preparedness themes.
- Weather Information
- NWS Hurricane Information
National Hurricane Center (NHC)
- The National Hurricane Center is a division of the National Weather Service. The division issues forecasts and warnings about tropical cyclones and tracks weather disturbances that can develop into a tropical cyclone. A map for Central Pacific, Eastern North Pacific and Atlantic can be found on the website, along with a two-day to five-day tropical weather outlook.
- NHC Tropical Weather Outlook
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
- FLASH non-profit organization advocating the strengthening homes to protect families during disasters. Flash created a number of resources to educate professionals and the general public on safeguarding homes and buildings.
- Flash Hurricane Information
- Flash Evacuation Zones
American Red Cross
- The American Red Cross provides humanitarian assistance during emergencies and disasters. Another facet of the organization is education and training to respond to emergencies and disasters, like first aid and CPR classes.
- Red Cross Hurricane Information
- Healthcare Ready ensures patient access to health care during disasters and strengthens the health care supply chains by bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. One tool offered by the organization is RX Open. The map shows open pharmacies in impacted disaster areas.
- Healthcare Ready RX Open
- Healthcare Ready Medication List
Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP)
- The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) is an e-government program created to streamline the process for access and to apply for disaster assistance. Simply enter a zip code or city and state.
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)
- Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) provide community members, families, childcare providers and clinicians with medical information and advice on environmental issues that can impact the health of children and pregnant women. PEHSUs offer community education, training for professionals, and consultation on environmental exposures.
- Children’s health in the aftermath of floods
PEHSU National Classroom
- The PEHSU National Classroom provides a number of educational opportunities online to increase the knowledge of health care professionals regarding children’s environmental health. Signing up is easy and instructions are provided for obtaining continuing education.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- The American Academy of Pediatrics is a professional organization dedicated to the health and safety of children. One of the initiatives includes hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery for the clinician and family. The AAP created a parenting website to provide guidance and information about healthy living, health issues and safety.
- AAP Hurricane Information
- AAP Children and Disasters - Response and Recovery
- AAP Healthy Children - Parent's Hurricane Fact Sheet
Emergency Contact Information
|U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development||1-800-955-2232|
|U.S. Postal Service||1-800-275-8777|
|Social Security Administration||1-800-772-1213|
|Medicare and Medical Issue||1-800-633-4227|
|Small Business Administration||1-800-659-2955|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)||1-800-621-FEMA or TTY 1-800-462-7585|
|FEMA, Open Emergency Shelter||Text SHELTER and zip code to 43362|
|SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Hotline||1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||1-800-273-TALK (8255)|
|American Red Cross||1-800-RED CROSS / 1-800-733-2767|
|American Red Cross, hurricane or any disaster registry/welfare||1-866-GET-INFO or online at RedCross.org/SafeandWell|
|National Flood Insurance||1-800-720-1090|