Staying safe & healthy
Safety during recovery
- Prevent illness after a natural disaster – Learn how to help prevent illness and avoid hazards after a disaster from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Food and water safety – Learn what to do during and after a power outage or flood, from the Food and Drug Administration.
- Debris and damaged buildings – Hazards to be aware of when you return to your home or business after a disaster, including unsound buildings and chemical spills.
- Eye safety for emergency response and disaster recovery
- Power outage safety – Learn how to prepare yourself and your home for power outages.
- Emergency generator safety tips
- Self-help and coping – Learn what to expect after a traumatic event and how to deal with stress. Access the PTSD Coach Online from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Coping with disaster – Learn how adults and children may react differently, techniques for disaster-related stress, and when to seek help.
- Coping with traumatic events – Coping techniques and information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Tips for survivors of a traumatic event – Managing your stress – (PDF, 928 KB)
- Coping with a disaster or traumatic event – Find resources that can help you, including crisis hotlines and information for individuals, families, and schools.
- Disaster Distress Helpline – Call 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a–year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.