Anyone can be affected by emergency situations such as natural disasters (i.e., hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, fires or earthquakes). The best thing you can do is to be prepared before an emergency. It will help with recovery.
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.
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.