Natural Disasters Reference Page

General Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

Department of Homeland Security’s Disaster Preparedness Kit Instructions

A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Also includes a downloadable/printable list.

FEMA & The American Red Cross’s Preparing for Disaster Guide - PDF
4 steps to be prepared before a natural disaster strikes.

12 Ways To Disaster-Proof Your Place
Trulia - No matter where you live, disaster preparedness is a crucial part of keeping your family and your home base safe.

USAA’s Preparing for Disaster: Is Your House Ready?
Tips for preparing for Hurricanes, Wildfires, Winter Storms, Floods and what to do after disaster strikes.

Settling post-catastrophe insurance claims: What agents should know
Inman News - Whether it’s Hurricane Harvey, a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire, it can take years to resolve a major insurance claim and restore your property. Here is a must-have guide to follow if you have a major insurance loss on your home.

Earthquake Preparedness & Recovery


Department of Homeland Security’s Guide to Earthquakes
This page describes what to do before, during, and, after an earthquake.

Flooding Preparedness & Recovery


HomeAdvisor’s Five Home Projects to Address Immediately After Your House Has Flooded
Depending on the storm and its staggering effects, homeowners might face a number of devastating problems: from feet of standing water in the living room, to trees and debris spread across the across your lawn and driveway, to a roof completely torn apart.

HomeAdvisor’s Water Damage Restoration
Water damage restoration is one of the most rapidly growing and evolving industries in the country. What used to consist of a contractor setting up a few fans in a flooded basement has now become a bonafide science.

Hurricane Preparedness & Recovery


HomeAdvisor’s 10 Essential Hurricane Preparedness Supplies
Being prepared ahead of a hurricane warning is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your home.

HomeAdvisor’s Hurricane Safety Tips
Knowing what to do when a hurricane is expected in your area can mean the difference between life and death. And it can mean the difference between minimal and severe property damage as well. Here’s what you need to know.

Department of Homeland Security’s Guide to Hurricanes
This page explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

Snow Storms & Extreme Cold Preparedness & Recovery


Department of Homeland Security’s Guide to Snowstorms & Extreme Cold
This page explains what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.

Tornado Preparedness & Recovery


Department of Homeland Security’s Guide to Tornadoes
This page explains what actions to take when you receive a tornado watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a tornado.

Wildfire Preparedness & Recovery


HomeAdvisor’s Fire Prevention, Preparedness & Recovery
To help homeowners and firefighters decrease the risk of fires, we have prepared a resource guide specifically for kids, seniors and pets on the necessities of fire prevention, preparedness and, when needed, recovery.

HomeAdvisor’s The Ultimate Guide to Wildfire Safety
It’s critically important to know a thing or two about wildfire safety. Why? First, 90 percent of all wildfires are started by humans, whether from arson, careless behavior, or lack of fire safety. Weather factors, such as lightning and drought conditions, also contribute to wildfires.

Department of Homeland Security’s Wildfire Guide
This page explains what actions to take if you receive a fire weather watch alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a wildfire.

FireSmart’s Wildfire Preparedness & Recovery
Development standards play a significant role in reducing the potential impact a wildfire will have on a community. A building is more likely to be destroyed in a wildfire when it is located in a high-density area where fire is able to easily transfer from building to building.

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Filomena M. Thompson
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