Children and Families
As families recover from the aftermath of a disaster it is likely you, your family, and children will experience a wide range of emotions. The road to recovery can be challenging and stressful. We also respond to stress in different ways. We know that as parents, guardians, and educators caring for children, you want answers regarding what to do before, during, and after an emergency event. That’s why below you’ll find various resources that may be helpful for you, your family, your children, and your community.
Recovering financially after a disaster is complex. It is important in the midst of the struggle to keep things simple. Financial documentation will help survivors and the helping agencies get a clear picture of what resources will be most beneficial and identify the biggest gaps.
Examine food carefully after a flood. Contamination may occur if floodwaters have covered, dripped on or seeped into the food. Some foods may be protected by their containers. If you have any doubt about the safety of a food, it is always better to throw it out rather than risk disease.
The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) gives food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster.
Are you in need of food. Find food close to you.
Health and Hazards
After a disaster, it is important to watch out for health and environmental hazards. Find resources to protect against flood waters, electrical safety, and pests and insects.
Flooding can cause stress in many families. For some it may be more than they can handle alone. It is important to stay connected during tough times. Reach out if you are feeling stressed.