Preparing for an Emergency
Preparing for and Recovering from a Hurricane
Information to help you understand the dangers of hurricanes, how to prepare, and the environmental hazards that may exist after a hurricane.
Natural Events Resources
Prepare for a range of natural disasters, including hurricances, volcanoes, tornadoes, and extreme temeratures, that could affect your home.
As with natural disasters, it is important for you to educate yourself about the risk of hazardous substance emergencies in your area, and what to do if one occurs. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) encourages citizens to remain informed about local hazards. EPCRA guarantees the right to know about hazards in your community, and provides ways to be involved in maintaining community safety.
- EPA's Emergency Response Community Involvement Program helps citizens stay informed about the presence of hazardous substances in their area. Learn how to recognize hazardous substance releases, what to do in the event of a release, and how to stay informed about releases in your community.
- Visit the EPCRA Overview page to find out how EPCRA affects you, locate local organizations that address hazardous substance releases, and get details about how releases are reported.
- Where You Live offers tools for assessing chemical risks in your area.
Mercury Spills, Disposal, and Site Cleanup
Detailed advice on how to clean up and avoid exposure to mercury spills ranging in size from broken thermometers to over a pound of spilled mercury.
Emergency Preparedness and Response information at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides more information about diseases, agents, and other health and environmental threats.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines and resources
Information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help you plan ahead and stay safe during disasters and emergencies.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response
CDC provides information on emergency preparedness activities and agents, diseases, and other threats in order to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.