Current Events and Natural Disaster Preparedness

Current Events and Natural Disaster Preparedness is a section devoted to providing resources and information when a natural disaster strikes. In the past, this section has featured information on hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes. Some of the biggest events covered have been Hurricane Katrina (2005) and the Haiti Earthquake (2010).

Tornado Resources

Hurricane Resources

  • FEMA App - Receive National Weather Service alerts, safety reminders, locate open shelters, share photos with first responders.
  • Disaster Supplies Kit - What your three-day survival kit should include.
  • Find Open Shelters - This Red Cross site allows you to search by location.
  • Safe and Well List - This Red Cross site allows you to list yourself or find others.

Flood Resources

Flood Preparedness
Because floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, it is essential to implement a plan-of-action before the water rises. Below are some resources that offer steps to help you be better prepared for a flood.

What Consumers Need to Know About Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods
Emergencies can happen. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food and water safety precautions.

Disaster Resources