Anyone may fall victim to disasters, such as fires, flooding, severe storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. The best thing you can do is be prepared before. It will help with recovery after the disaster.

Preparation Tips & Resources

Tips:

  • Create a Kit: Experts say to plan on being on your own for a minimum of 3 days.
  • Make a Plan: Involve the members of your household in creating your home emergency plan.
  • Be Informed: Make sure someone in your household is trained in CPR and first aid.

Resources:

Disaster Recovery

Tornado Resources

Hurricane Resources

  • Storm damaged Homes - resources to help families and communities recover and rebuild after the storm damage from Hurricane Matthew. Information on food safety, family stress, financial concerns, and housing restoration.
  • FEMA Disaster Declarations - An uptodate link to federal disaster declarations, available assistance and information on filing claims.

Restoring Your Home

Your Mortgage

If you have a mortgage, contact your mortgage servicer once FEMA has declared your area to be a Major Disaster Area. A local HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency can provide counseling and information.