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
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.
Disaster Readiness and
Check It Out
Since the tragedy of 9/11 and the disaster of Katrina, the United
states Federal Government has taken major steps in creating
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.
REPS encourages you to bookmark this page; tell your friends and
family about this site; It is constantly being updated in order to
facilitate the process of disaster preparedness and recovery.
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