To get ready for hurricane season, it’s important to know what resources are available to you and where to find them. Benefits.gov is here to help you find emergency and disaster relief in the event of a disaster.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security hosts Ready.gov to share information to help you prepare for disasters. For hurricanes, they recommend the following steps to prepare your home for a hurricane and stay safe during the storm:
It’s also important to know how to get information about storms heading your way. Download the FEMA mobile app to receive notifications from the National Weather Service for your location. Sign up for community alerts and listen to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio for emergency notifications in your area. Make sure to read the latest COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and consider how the pandemic may affect your planning.
Benefits.gov offers information on many programs to help if you have been affected by a hurricane, or any other type of disaster. The Disaster Relief category includes the following relief programs:
DisasterAssistance.gov provides even more information on hurricane preparation and recovery. DisasterAssistance.gov has up to date resources for recent disasters. You can apply for aid directly on the website, as well as check the status of your application. As well, to check if you’re eligible for over 1,000 other benefits, use the Benefit Finder questionnaire on Benefits.gov.
For the latest information on emergency aid and disaster areas, visit DisasterAssistance.gov and take the Benefit Finder on Benefits.gov to determine your eligibility for disaster relief.