This organization is primarily concerned with preparing
    citizens for disasters, and promotes a range of measures
    for you to make your family, your home, and your
    community safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and
    disasters of all kinds  The site features many resources,
    including publications and brochures, that are intended to
    prepare individuals for disasters.

    This website provides a master list of all of the federal
    agencies that are involved in disasters and homeland
    security, with links to their websites.  Links include the
    Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the
    Office of Emergency Preparedness, the National Disaster
    Medical System, the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile, and
    many others.

    This site is primarily concerned with flooding.  There are
    links to purchase flood insurance and learning how to
    protect your home against flooding.  The site provides
    specific tips for individuals with special needs, pet owners,
    and livestock owners who need to create disaster plans.
    Individuals who have been affected by disasters may also
    look for grants and assistance that are available from FEMA.

    A website that provides tips for disaster preparation, such
    as what should be included in an emergency supply kit,
    and information about how families can make their own
    emergency plans, including a template that can be used to
    get you started.  There is special information for the
    elderly, people with disabilities and special needs, and pet

    This database can be used to search a multitude of
    government websites for information about disasters,
    being prepared for them, and how to receive assistance if
    you have been the victim of a disaster.  Sites searched
    include FEMA, the USDA, and more.

    In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George
    W. Bush announced the creation of the USA Freedom
    Corps. Chaired by the President, USA Freedom Corps is a
    coordinating council that works to strengthen our culture of
    service and help find opportunities for every American to
    serve.  This volunteer organization provides response to
    major disasters, including hurricanes.  On the website,
    individuals can learn how to get involved, or find
    information about how to receive help from AmeriCorps

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    (ATF) is a principal law enforcement agency within the
    United States Department of Justice dedicated to
    preventing terrorism, reducing violent crime, and protecting
    our Nation. ATF performs the dual responsibilities of
    enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms
    and explosives industries.

    This agency’s site provides information about planning for
    disasters, dealing with disaster debris, fact sheets for flood
    cleanup, hurricane support, tornado support, wildfire
    support, and information about many other types of

    This segment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    provides information about regulating indoor air quality in
    the event of a disaster, especially focusing on floods, and
    how the mold resulting from them can harm your health if a
    flooded area is not properly cleaned.

    The FBI investigates counterterrorism, counterintelligence,
    organized crime, and more.  The main site has a link to the
    Office of Victim Assistance, which ensures that victims of
    crimes receive the rights to which they are entitled and
    assistance to help them cope with the impact of crime.  The
    site also provides information about the FBI’s “Disaster
    Squad,” a group of 40 people who are responsible for
    identifying victims in major disasters, such as airplane

    The FCC is an independent United States government
    agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was
    established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is
    charged with regulating interstate and international
    communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and
    cable.  These communications can be used in times of
    disasters.  The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the
    District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.

    The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent,
    deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace
    and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop,
    and avoid them.  At the FTC website, consumers who have
    been victimized by a particular company or organization,
    including Identity Theft and fraud, may file official
    complaints by using a secure online form.

    Hurricane relief information can be found related to the
    following topics: Coverage, Eligibility and Enrollment,
    EMTALA, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Fee for
    Service, Prescription Drug, Provider Survey & Certification,
    Quality Improvement Organizations/End-Stage Renal
    Disease Networks (QIO/ESRD Networks), Section 1135,
    and State Health Insurance Programs (SHIPs).

    The NAIC website is a bibliographic database that can be
    searched to find information about a variety of disaster
    topics, including hurricanes, with a special focus on the
    elderly.  The NAIC is one of the resources provided by the
    Administration On Aging (AOA).  
    The AoA works with a nationwide network of organizations
    and service providers to make support services and
    resources available to older persons and their caregivers.  

    NOAA's National Weather Service provides weather,
    hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the
    United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean
    areas, for the protection of life and property and the
    enhancement of the national economy.
    NOAA's websites, including NWS, provide all types of
    weather warnings and forecasts for the United States and
    its surrounding territory, including hurricane, Tornado,
    earthquake, tsunami, severe cold and hot storms, etc.  
    NOAA's websites provide extensive information about what
    to do in the event of such emergencies.

    This site provides information about how to keep workers
    safe during cleanup and recovery efforts, especially those
    related to hurricanes.  It discusses environmental hazards,
    health, and safety.  There are training tools available on
    the website, as well as grant information.

    This website provides information about disasters that
    would affect health and safety, including anthrax, smallpox,
    chemical weapons, biological weapons, radiologic
    emergencies.  It also provides fact sheets that give an in-
    depth description of toxins that could be used as chemical

    Individuals can find information about the agency's primary
    investigative mission: to safeguard the payment and
    financial systems of the United States.  Since 1984, the
    Secret Service's investigative responsibilities have
    expanded to include crimes that involve financial institution
    fraud, computer and telecommunications fraud, false
    identification documents, access device fraud, advance fee
    fraud, electronic funds transfers and money laundering as
    it relates to the agency's core violations.   To combat these
    crimes, the Secret Service has adopted a proactive
    approach that utilizes advanced technologies.

    This site provides a disaster assistance section, which
    explains how the elderly can receive aid if they are victims
    of disasters.  The AoA’s job is to respond to the special
    needs of older disaster victims.  Emergency Services
    Websites and a Post Disaster Checklist are available.
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solutions to reduce human casualties as well as the effect of
In this section, REPS compiled a list of links to key agencies that
individuals, families and businesses should be familiar with.  

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