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

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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)

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

  • 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)

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)

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)


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)
Salvation Army 1-800-758-2769
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
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
Emergency Services 911
National Flood Insurance 1-800-720-1090