Emergency Preparedness

National Organizations

American Red Cross: The Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency needs caused by disaster. When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and emotional health services to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently.

ASPCA: The ASPCA provides a step-by-step guide to keep your pets safe during a disaster.

DisasterAssistance.gov: DisasterAssistance.gov provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): FEMA provides information and assistance on prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery from a disaster. 

Public Health Emergency: Learn more about keeping yourself, your community, and the people that you serve healthy before, during and after a disaster.

Ready: Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. 

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian efforts to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.