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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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 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
Three hurricanes in 2017 caused great damage in portions of Texas, the Gulf Coast, Florida and Puerto Rico. Find ways you can help.

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Flood Recovery Tips for Homeowners
Find out the steps you should take to begin the water remediation and reconstruction process in your home.

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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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.

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Emergency Preparation Tips: Document Organization
Organize your critical documents prior to the storm to be prepared for recovery in its aftermath.

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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.