The LSU AgCenter has an array of information about recovering from the multiple problems caused by hurricanes, floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. Dangers include disease from insects and other pests, and illness from contaminated flood waters.
Information on disaster unemployment assistance, which provides unemployment benefits to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States.
Provides a search tool for nearby disaster recovery facilities or mobile offices where you may go for information about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to specific cases.
Guide on safeguarding collections damaged by water, whether from flood, fire, earthquakes, severe storms or broken pipes, and explains the proper salvage techniques and steps to use in the first 48 hours after a disaster.
Provides money and services to people in a disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed. This guide explains the types of assistance available, eligibility information and how to apply.
Emergency and disaster services include clothing, emergency housing, financial assistance, food programs, legal aid, telephone crisis support and referrals and support services. This site can be searched for services regionally or by type of assistance needed.
This page of the Red Cross website advises pet owners on how to plan for their pets' safety in the event of a disaster. Red Cross shelters do not accept pets, so it is essential to be prepared in advance.
Provides disaster and recovery counseling and support programs, financial assistance, shelter provision and the distribution of water, food, furniture, building materials, sanitary, infant and child care products, medicines, bedding and other items for which an immediate need exists. This website can locate nearby branches by a zip code search.
Provides disaster assistance for small businesses. Their website lists tips, tools, downloads, mentoring and state links.
Provides emergency financial assistance, emergency transportation and disaster relief and victim services. This website allows users to search for local councils offering assistance.
Provides links to information and resources for all types of disasters and emergencies.
Provides assistance in every step of recovery from disaster.
Information for the general public on understanding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Shelters and Housing
Online tool that pulls information from the National Shelter System and allows people to view a Google map of open Red Cross shelter locations and search for shelters closest to their location. Shelters that are currently open will be displayed on the map or in the search results.
Provides relief and recovery services on a regional level, and responds to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling and support. Other services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care and child care. This site provides links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.