Fact Sheets and Resources
DisasterAssistance.gov is a website that consolidates disaster information in one place. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor more than 50 forms of disaster assistance, contribute to the website. You can apply for many forms of assistance with a single, online application. Your application information is shared only with those agencies that you identify and is protected by the highest levels of security.
- Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
From the CDC.
- Disasters and Terrorism
From the American Psychological Association.
- Safe and Well List
If you have been affected by a disaster, this website provides a way for you to register yourself as "safe and well". From a list of standard messages, you can select those that you want to communicate to your family members, letting them know of your well-being. Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as "safe and well". From the American Red Cross.
- Disaster Recovery Resources
Topics include: Safety During Disaster Recovery, Disaster and Recovery Stress, Food and Water Safety, Restoring Your Home and Belongings, and Financial Recovery and Risk Management. From the Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).
- Disaster Recovery
Information to encourage you to take precautions to help keep you safe and speed your recovery after a disaster. Topics include: Picking up the Pieces After a Disaster, Water Treatment, Food Safety, Generators, and Recovering Financially. From the American Red Cross.
- Texas Citizen Corps
Citizen Corps offers volunteer opportunities to support local fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, community public health efforts, and to contribute to the four stages of emergency management: preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery. With the added support of citizen volunteers, emergency service providers have more time to fulfill their highly skilled responsibilities to make our communities safer, stronger and better prepared.
Children, Terrorism and Disasters
Note: External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.