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The best way to protect your home and family is by preparing ahead of time.


• Keep your home in good repair.
• Remove hazards from your yard.
• Buy appropriate insurance.
• Learn about Firewise Communities.


• Learn about natural hazard risks to your community.
• Create emergency plans.
• Find multiple evacuation routes.
• Establish a meeting place away from home.


• Take a first aid class.
• Practice evacuating your home.
• Store emergency contacts in phones and list on paper.
• Build emergency kits for home, car, and work.

Find below links to a number of articles that can help you prepare for emergencies and others that can help you and your family recover after an emergency has happened.


People and Pets

Tornado Safety

Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

Stock the Basics for Emergencies

Stress Management

Diabetes in an Emergency


Caregivers’ Guide for Sheltering and Evacuating

Help Children Cope

Emergency Preparation for Dogs

Chemical Emergencies

Excessive Heat

Winter Storms

Home and Business

Food Storage Charts


Flood and Water Damage

Drought Preparation and Water Conservation

Power Outages

Protect Your Trees

Farm and Livestock

Preparing to Evacuate Your Farm


People and Pets

Dealing With Stress After A Storm

Caring For Pets

Safety After a Disaster

Disaster Assistance for Homeowners and Renters

Home and Business

Returning Home

Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out

Reentering a Flooded Home

Flooding and Fire Ants

Drying Out After A Flood

Pumping Out Floodwater

Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

Restoring Electrical Service

Health Concerns About Mold

Cleaning Dishes and Utensils

Salvaging Clothing

Salvaging Furniture

Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs

Floor Cleanup and Renovation

Recovering Family Treasures

Cleaning After a Fire

Landscape and Garden

Clearing Debris from Land

Flooded Landscapes

Flooded Gardens and Fields

Caring for Trees: Post-Storm Assessment

Caring for Trees: Hiring an Arborist

Erosion Control After Wildfire

Farm and Livestock

Food Safety for Southern U.S. Food Crop Producers After Flooding

Standby Generators for Emergency Power

Flood-Damaged Agricultural Buildings

Flooded Farm Vehicles and Equipment


Livestock and Recovery Efforts After Severe Weather