Home, Health and Safety

Storm Recovery

Rebuilding Your Home:

Home, Farm and Ranch Emergency Preparedness

Power Outages

Resources to help you during a power outage (updated April 7, 2024):


Who's Knocking At Your Door

After a disaster, expect multiple visitors who will want to help you recover. It’s common for multiple visitors to perform damage assessments on your home. No matter who’s knocking, always ask for identification and the purpose of the visit. Never give out personal information such as your Social Security or bank account number. Government officials will never ask for money and you should never pay for their service.

Better Business Bureau - https://www.bbb.org/all/natural-disasters:

Visit the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website to find resources focused on helping individuals, businesses and communities: 

  • How to prepare for common severe weather (Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Stay Informed)
  • Avoiding scams after a natural disaster (Common Scams, Reporting to BBB, Understanding Price Gouging)
  • National and Local disaster relief resources (FEMA, SBA, HUD, Working with Contractors, Clean-up, and more)

Applying for SBA Disaster Loans

SBA disaster loans are the primary source of money to pay for repair or replacement costs not fully covered by insurance or other compensation. Use these handouts to learn more about the SBA assistance program.

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