Disaster Preparation and Recovery Resources

Consumers Icon
Contact: Anna Briseno
(202) 266-8132

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.

home construction site

Don’t Get Scammed: Find a Qualified Contractor

There are thousands of legitimate, ethical contractors in business around the country.
home construction site

Protect Your Family and Home from Wildfires

Take steps now to prepare for wildfires that can spread quickly and endanger your home.
home construction site

Keeping Safe During Disaster Cleanup and Recovery

Find out how residents, volunteers and workers can keep safe when disasters strike.
home construction site

Protect Your Home from Severe Weather

Equip your home to survive a storm. Don’t wait until the forecast calls for severe weather.
home construction site

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.
home construction site

Safety, Effectiveness Key Issues For Flood Damage Clean Up

Cleaning and repair tips for home owners with flood damage.