We conclude our coverage of the 2016 Hurricane Preparedness Week by looking at recovering from the storm. Three organizations come to mind when you think about the aftermath of a hurricane or other natural disaster: FEMA, Red Cross, and the National Guard. There are many other organizations and individuals that also play a key role in providing immediate and long-term assistance to those impacted by the hazards of hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process with the first concern being immediate search and recovery while keeping safety in mind. After the area has been made safe, the recovery process can begin. Here are some resources that are helpful after the storm:
- Health and Safety Guidelines
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- Returning Home
- Seeking Disaster Assistance
- Coping with Disaster
- Helping Others
- Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood - English | Spanish
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We are reminded about some disturbing news, published by the American Red Cross, about how Despite Sandy’s Damage, U.S. Coastal Residents Still Unprepared.
An infographic on the survey findings can be viewed here.
American Red Cross Urges People to Get Ready for Hurricanes