Disaster and emergency preparedness and assistance resources


American Red Cross
www.redcross.org
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. 


American Red Cross - Contact and Locate Loved Ones
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief/contact-and-locate-loved-ones


American Red Cross - Find an Open Shelter
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery/find-an-open-shelter


American Red Cross - Safe and Well
https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.safe.php
After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.  

Click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site.

Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.


Apps - American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps

Blood
Schedule blood donation appointments, track total donations and earn rewards as you help us meet the constant need for blood.

Earthquake
Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Receive alerts and notifications when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.

Emergency
This all-inclusive app lets you monitor more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts, to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

First Aid
Get instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies.
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Flood
Learn and prepare your family and friends for flooding, evacuation and a safe return home.

Hero Care
Whether you’re the parent of a child joining the military or a member of the military/veteran communities, Hero Care will connect you to important resources that can help you through both emergency and nonemergency situations.

Hurricane
Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

Pet First Aid
Be prepared to help your furry friends with veterinary advice for everyday emergencies. 

Tornado
This all-inclusive app lets you monitor more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts, to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Wildfire
Get preparation tips, news and updates on active wildfires. Plus, let loved ones know you’re safe even if the power is out.


Apps - Pet owner disaster preparation and assistance (ASPCA)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vision-test/id726419470?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.aspca.pfa&hl=en_GB
The ASPCA mobile app is a must-have app for pet owners. Developed by the nation’s premier animal welfare organization, this free app shows pet parents exactly what to do when a pet goes missing. It also allows pet owners to store vital medical records, and provides information on making life-saving decisions during natural disasters.

With a few swipes, you can have…
  • The ability to receive a personalized missing pet recovery kit – including step-by-step instructions on how to search for a lost animal in a variety of circumstances – with just a few taps.
  • The ability to build a digital lost pet flyer that can be shared instantly on a user’s social networks.
  • Access to critical advice on what to do with your pet before, during and after a storm or natural disaster – even without data connectivity.
  • The ability store a pet’s vital medical records and dietary needs, shaving off precious minutes in the event of an emergency. This information can be easily stored and shared for convenience as well.


DisasterAssistance.gov
www.disasterassistance.gov
DisasterAssistance.gov provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster. 

If the President of the United States makes help available to individuals in your community after a disaster, you can visit this site to apply online.


Disaster Distress Helpline
http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

 Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
www.fema.gov
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.


Military OneSource
www.militaryonesource.mil
Offers various articles and resources for emergency preparedness and natural disasters.


Money Management in Times of Disaster
http://www.extension.org/pages/26408/financial-security:-money-management-in-times-of-disaster
Information about Money Management during times of disaster:
  • Money management in times of disaster: Preparation
  • Returning to your damaged home
  • Managing finances and making decisions after a disaster
  • Recovery after disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit


Ready.gov
www.ready.gov
Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.

Ready and its Spanish language version Listo ask individuals to do three key things: (1) build an emergency supply kit, (2) make a family emergency plan and (3) be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.


Sesame Street (Emergency Toolkits)
http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/emergencies
Sesame Street has simple and easy resources to help you help others recover from an emergency.


The National Terror Alert Response Center
http://www.nationalterroralert.com/
NationalTerrorAlert.com is a private homeland security blog and not affiliated with any government agency. We archive and comment on homeland security related news items from a variety of news sources and tips, as well as provide immediate updates on breaking stories, bulletins and any change in status to Homeland Security advisory. National Terror Alert has become America’s leading source for homeland security news and information. A collaborative resource of news and analysis related to homeland security events, threats and trends.

The National Terror Alert Response Network promotes homeland security emergency preparedness through awareness, education, community involvement and partnerships between individuals, groups and organizations.

We strive to chronicle homeland security related news, trends and events in an effort to create national awareness and focus. It is our belief that through education and awareness some instances of terrorism may be prevented and through preparedness lives can be saved.


TriCare
http://www.tricare.mil/disasterinfo/
In the event of a natural disaster, TRICARE US Family Health Plan will post disaster-related information on their homepage.

It's important to know that your TRICARE benefits will be maintained during any time of crisis. In the event of evacuation, please take the necessary precautions. In the case of an emergency, dial 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room. Click on an icon below (on the TriCare website) to read alerts and emergency information in your area.

Emergency prescription refills - At times during emergencies, TRICARE may authorize early refills for prescriptions. You will be notified via this site if early refills are authorized. TRICARE officials remind beneficiaries that early refills are only authorized for beneficiaries who specifically indicate they are impacted by the emergency event.
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