What you can do to prepare for this year's emergencies:
Organize your finances
When it comes to preparing for situations like weather emergencies, financial readiness is as important as a flashlight with fully charged batteries. Having your financial documents up-to-date, in one place, and portable can make a big difference at a tense time. More...
Check your insurance
Find out if any home, health, or other insurance policy you may have will pay for temporary shelter, replacement clothing, furniture, or other items if you are affected by a hurricane or other weather event.
Floodproof your home
If you've been a victim of a hurricane in the past, or you live where storms are likely, your home may be flooded. Prepare for the next flood by buying flood insurance and writing a flood response plan — visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency's floodsmart.gov for more information. And find out whether you can do anything to floodproof your home now.
Bookmark this site
If a disaster does affect you this year, return to this site for tips on recovery and other information about your rights.
Visit the following sites for detailed tips and information to help you prepare for disasters: