Emergency Government and State Resources

  • After the FireThis site offers video tips on what to do after a wildfire. The Living With Fire program is a collaborative effort of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada and USDA Forest Service, Nevada Insurance Council and other state departments.
  • Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic EventResources for Families – Stress, worry, and fear are common responses during and after a disaster or public health emergency. Pay attention to how you and your family members are feeling. Talking to children about a crisis can be difficult, but it is very important to help them cope. Follow these tips to help yourself and your loved ones cope with an emergency.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)If you are in a disaster declared wildfire area, you may be eligible for FEMA assistance. FEMA prepares the nation for hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.
  • Federal Housing AdministrationThe Federal Housing Administration, generally known as “FHA”, provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders throughout the United States and its territories. FHA insures mortgages on single family and multifamily homes including manufactured homes and hospitals.
  • National Weather Service Find the latest weather reports for your area. Click here for a report online or click here for a list of local numbers that you can call for a local forecast in your area. The page lists states by regions: Alaska Region, Central Region, Eastern Region, Southern Region, Western Region. The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas.
  • State Fire MarshalsFire marshals enforce local and state fire codes and lead fire and arson investigations. Click on your state to find contact information for your state’s fire marshal. The National Association of State Fire Marshals comprises the most senior fire officials in the United States.
  • Your Family Health and Medical RecordKnowing the details of your family’s health information can come in handy in the event of an emergency. Click on the link on the top right: “Download printable booklet: Family Health and Medical Record (PDF)”. Print out this 18-page pdf form and fill it in with all the necessary information. Remember to make several copies: keep one at work, at school, and a few at home. Print out extra copies of pages 7-12 if you have more than one child. Be sure to update the information regularly. The Texas Cooperative Extension is an educational organization provided by the U.S. government, the state government through Texas A&M University, and your county government.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Red CrossClick on ‘Disaster Services’, ‘Be Prepared,’ or ‘Health & Human Services’ to learn about natural events. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
  • Salvation ArmyClick on ‘Locations’ on the left side of the page to find a Salvation Army chapter nearest you. Salvation Army social service programs meet the basic needs of daily life for those without the resources to do so themselves. Often, the programs provide food, shelter, clothing, financial assistance to pay utilities, and other necessities based on the need.
  • State-by-state Emergency and Health Department ListClick on your state for a link to your area’s environmental, health, public safety and emergency management departments. PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s 349 public television stations.
  • Disaster Relief & Recovery Services | American Red Cross
  • Federal Emergency Management Association -FEMA
  Federal Emergency Management Association news desk
  Insurance news network
  Builder discussion group on insurance restoration
  Insurance Information Institute
  Emergency Response and Research Institute
  National Hazards Research and Applications Information Center
  Disaster Planning Resources
  National Disaster Reference Database

   USGS – Earthquake Hazards Program   National Weather Service – Hurricane Center