Disaster Preparation and Recovery Resources

Natural or man-made disasters can hit any family at any time. When you have time to prepare for a natural disaster, taking a few key steps can make a big difference. Following a disaster, the monumental challenges facing victims who have lost their homes and, in many cases, all of their belongings and their jobs may seem overwhelming. These resources can help you get started.

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Relief Efforts for California Wildfires
In 2018, wildfires caused great destruction throughout California.
Find ways you can help.

Forest Wildfire

Protect Your Family and Home from Wildfires
Take steps now to prepare for wildfires that can spread quickly and endanger your home.

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Relief Efforts for Hurricane Michael
Find out how to help the victims.


Relief Efforts for Hurricane Florence
Access resources for the hurricane victims and find out how you can help with the recovery process.

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Don't Get Scammed: Find a Qualified Contractor
There are thousands of legitimate, ethical contractors in business around the country.

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Protect Your Home from Severe Weather
Equip your home to survive a storm. Don’t wait until the forecast calls for severe weather.

Keeping Safe During Disaster Cleanup and Recovery
Find out how residents, volunteers and workers can keep safe when hurricanes and floods strike and during cleanup, recovery, and reconstruction operations.

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Checklist for Finding and Hiring a Builder or Remodeler
This checklist will help you select a builder or remodeler to work on or build your home.