Hurricane Preparedness: Are You Ready?
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Don?t let hurricane season catch you off guard!

If you live in a hurricane risk area, take steps now to prepare. suggests becoming familiar with disaster assistance programs ahead of time. Knowing what forms of assistance are available could save you time and worry if disaster strikes.

For information on how to apply for help, visit This user-friendly web site has information on more than 50 forms of disaster assistance from 17 Federal agencies. You can apply for some of these programs with a single, online application. Visit the ?Disaster Assistance? section of the site to learn about the programs you may be eligible for. provides information on evacuating; accessing food, water, shelter and medical services; obtaining assistance to help locate loved ones; recovering and rebuilding homes or businesses affected by a disaster; and locating resources in the community that can help you and your family move forward.

Below are some additional resources to help you prepare for hurricane season.

Before a hurricane During a hurricane
After a hurricane
  • Visit to identify and begin applying for disaster-related forms of assistance.
  • Visit to determine what other benefits you may be eligible to receive.
Though you can?t be certain when or where a disaster will strike, you can make sure you and your family are prepared.