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Recovering after a disaster

Sun shines down on green grassAfter a disaster, it is important to know not only what to do, but who to turn to if you need assistance. Make sure everyone is safe, check for injuries and seek help if needed. Look for broken glass, sharp objects, and avoid downed power lines. Watch for washed out roads, contaminated buildings, gas leaks, contaminated water, damaged electrical, and slippery roads. Report your claim immediately if you have damages.

Recovering after a Disaster or Emergency  (American Red Cross)
Recovering from Disaster (
The National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA)
Recovering from Disaster (FEMA)
Flood Map Service Center  (FEMA)

Returning home after an Evacuation Order

After confirming from emergency personnel it is clear and safe to return to your home or neighborhood, consider the following:

  • Be alert for down power lines or other hazards.
  • Check your residence for any safety issues.
  • Learn more information on returning home from