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A. Current Disaster Resources
This page features information related to current disasters within the United States on the top of the page when available. Below those, we have listed information for national and state-specific general emergency resources.




2-1-1  Call 2-1-1 to be connected with health and human services in your area, providing services like food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance and physical and mental health resources.  

American Red Cross
American Red Cross is an emergency response organization. For immediate support, contact your local Red Cross chapter, which can be found by entering your zipcode here.

  • Shelter  - The Red Cross “Find Shelter” tool 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.

  • Safe and Well List  - The American Red Cross has provided a way for those affected by a disaster to register as safe and well, and for concerned family and friends to search for the status of their loved ones. 

  • Disaster and Safety Library  - a variety of safety guides for different types of disasters. 
  • @RedCross Official twitter account for the American Red Cross. Follow them for disaster and preparedness updates.

Catholic Charities USA  Catholic Charities' relief and recovery services are provided on a regional level, and respond to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling, and support. Other Catholic Charities 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.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)  The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance  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.

Disaster SNAP/Food Stamp Program  The Disaster SNAP/Food Stamp Program provides replacement benefits for regular food stamp recipients who lose food in a disaster and extends benefits to many households which would not ordinarily be eligible but suddenly need food assistance. The benefits are delivered via Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, which can expedite and mainstream the relief process for victims. Contact your state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to apply.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Mailing Address: 500 C Street S.W. Washington, D.C. 20472
Telephone: 202-646-2500
  • DisasterAssistance.gov has compiled disaster resources and services from several U.S. government agencies in a simple website where you can apply for numerous programs through a single application.

  • Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA)  provides money and services to people in a disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed. The best way to register online is at DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA Mobile App .

  • Text Message Assistance  To search for open shelters: text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA). For example, if you lived in Washington, DC you would text: SHELTER 20472. To search for open Disaster Recovery Centers, text: DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA).

  • The FEMA Housing Portal  consolidates rental resources identified and provided by federal agencies to help individuals and families find available rental units in their area. 

- Detailed guides on what to do before, during, and after specific emergency situations, compiled by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.

Recovers.org  - A website with local hubs for emergency recovery, including resource, assistance requests, and volunteer/donation opportunities.

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services  provides food and shelter in times of disaster. Contact information for local branches on the website.

Small Business Administration (SBA)  provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and most private nonprofit organizations. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul  Among the services provided by the St. Vincent de Paul Society are emergency financial assistance, emergency transportation and disaster relief and victim services. This website allows users to search for local councils offering assistance.



State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management (list hosted by FEMA)

State Government Insurance Departments (list hosted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners)

State Departments of Transportation

Homeless Shelter Directory (listed by state)

Food Pantry Directory (listed by state)

Community Emergency Response Teams Directory  (for local CERT programs, volunteer opportunities)

County Office Directory (listed by state)



Alabama Emergency Management Agency
5898 County Road 41
P.O. Drawer 2160
Clanton, Alabama 35046-2160
(205) 280-2476
(205) 280-2442 FAX

Ready Alabama


Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
P.O. Box 5750
Fort Richardson, Alaska 99505-5750
(907) 428-7000
(907) 428-7009 FAX

American Samoa Government

American Samoa Territorial Emergency Management Coordination
American Samoa Government
P.O. Box 1086
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
(011)(684) 699-6415
(011)(684) 699-6414 FAX


Arizona Division of Emergency Management
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85008-3495
(800) 411-2336 | (602) 244-0504
(602) 464-6356 FAX


Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
Bldg. # 9501
Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72199-9600
(501) 683-6700
(501) 683-7890 FAX


California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, California 95655
(916) 845-8510


Colorado Division Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Department of Public Safety
9195 E. Mineral Avenue
Suite 200
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(720) 852-6600
(720) 852-6750 Fax
 or www.coemergency.com

Ready Colorado


Connecticut Office of Emergency Management
Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
25 Sigourney Street 6th floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06106-5042
(860) 256-0800
(860) 256-0815 FAX

Connecticut Food Bank Locator


Delaware Emergency Management Agency
165 Brick Store Landing Road
Smyrna, Delaware 19977
(302) 659-3362
(302) 659-6855 FAX

Special Needs Emergency Registry

District of Columbia / Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency
2720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, S.E.
Second Floor
Washington, D.C. 20032
(202) 727-6161
(202) 673-2290 FAX

Twitter: @DC_HSEMA


Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
(850) 413-9969
(850) 488-1016 FAX

Special Needs Emergency Registry

Visit NYFA Current for more resources related to Hurricane Irma.


Georgia Emergency Management Agency & Homeland Security Agency
935 East Confederate Ave SE
P.O. Box 18055
Atlanta, Georgia 30316-0055
(404) 635-7000
(404) 635-7205 FAX

Ready Georgia


Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense
221B Chalan Palasyo
Agana Heights, Guam 96910


Hawaii State Civil Defense
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-4495
(808) 733-4300
(808) 733-4287 FAX

Get Ready Hawaii


Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security
4040 Guard Street, Bldg. 600
Boise, Idaho 83705-5004
(208) 422-3040
(208) 422-3044 FAX

Ready Idaho


Illinois Emergency Management Agency
2200 S. Dirksen Pkwy.
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Office: (217) 782-2700 or (217) 782-2700
Fax: (217) 557-1978

Ready Illinois

Current information about disaster relief efforts and progress.


Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Indiana Government Center South
302 West Washington Street, Room E208
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2767
Office: (317) 232-3986
Fax: (317) 232-3895

Indiana State Emergency Management Agency
302 West Washington Street
Room E-208 A
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2767
(317) 232-3986
(317) 232-3895 FAX


Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division
7105 NW 70th Ave, Camp Dodge
Building W-4
Johnston, Iowa 50131
(515) 725-3231
(515) 725-3260 FAX

Ready Iowa


Kansas Division of Emergency Management
2800 S.W. Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, Kansas 66611-1287
(785) 274-1409
(785) 274-1426 FAX

KS Ready


Kentucky Emergency Management
EOC Building
100 Minuteman Parkway Bldg. 100
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-6168
(502) 607-1682 or (800) 255-2587
(502) 607-1614 FAX


Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
7667 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
(225) 925-7500
(225) 925-7501 FAX

Red Cross Louisiana Capital-West Chapter

Louisiana Shelter at Home Program: enables eligible individuals or families whose homes were damaged to take shelter in their own homes while they rebuild, instead of having to stay in a hotel, rental, or mass shelter.

Office of the Governor John Bel Edwards:
Find information on housing help, FEMA assistance, and more on Twitter or Facebook.

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP): provides eligible households who do not currently receive SNAP benefits with help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster.

Legal Assistance: The Southern University Law Center launched the Disaster Recovery Law Clinic  on campus for residents financially impacted by flooding. Residents can receive help registering with FEMA and other governmental aid groups as well as receive counseling on legal rights.

Actors Fund of America Emergency Grants   -  For all performing artists. Those interested can take an eligibility quiz and apply for relief.

Jazz Foundation of America Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund  - Learn about housing and emergency assistance. 

Find more information on Emergency Grants for artists of all disciplines here .

Visit NYFA Current for more resources related to Hurricane Harvey.


Maine Emergency Management Agency
#72 State House Station
45 Commerce Drive, Suite #2
Augusta, Maine 04333-0072
(207) 624-4400
(207) 287-3180 (FAX)

Northern Mariana Islands

CNMI Emergency Management Office
Office of the Governor
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
P.O. Box 10007
Saipan, Mariana Islands 96950
(670) 322-9529
(670) 322-7743 FAX

Marshall Islands

National Disaster Management Office
Office of the Chief Secretary
P.O. Box 15
Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960-0015
(011)(692) 625-5181
(011)(692) 625-6896 FAX


Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Camp Fretterd Military Reservation
5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reistertown, Maryland 21136
(410) 517-3600
(877) 636-2872 Toll-Free
(410) 517-3610 FAX


Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
400 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702-5399
(508) 820-2000
(508) 820-2030 FAX

Twitter: @MassEMA


Michigan State Police, Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division
Michigan Dept. of State Police
4000 Collins Road
Lansing, Michigan 48909-8136
(517) 333-5042
(517) 333-4987 FAX

Michigan Prepares


National Disaster Control Officer
Federated States of Micronesia
P.O. Box PS-53
Kolonia, Pohnpei - Micronesia 96941
(011)(691) 320-8815
(001)(691) 320-2785 FAX


Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division
Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety
444 Cedar Street, Suite 223
St. Paul, MN 55101-6223
Office: (651) 201-7400
Fax: (651) 296-0459

Dept. of Health Preparedness


Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 5644
Pearl, MS 39288-5644
(601) 933-6362
(800) 519-6362 Toll Free
(601) 933-6800 FAX


Missouri Emergency Management Agency
2302 Militia Drive
P.O. Box 116
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
(573) 526-9100
(573) 634-7966 FAX


Montana Division of Disaster & Emergency Services
1956 Mt Majo Street
PO BOX 4789
Fort Harrison, Montana 59636-4789
(406) 324-4777
(406) 324-4790 FAX

Ready Montana


Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
1300 Military Road
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-1090
(402) 471-7421
(402) 471-7433 FAX

Be Ready Nebraska


Nevada Division of Emergency Management
2478 Fairview Dr
Carson City, Nevada 89701
(775) 687-0300
(775) 687-0330FAX

New Hampshire

Governor's Office of Emergency Management
State Office Park South
33 Hazen Dr
Concord, New Hampshire 03305
(603) 271-2231
(603) 271-3609 FAX

New Hampshire Ready

New Jersey

New Jersey State Police
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 7068, River RD
West Trenton, New Jersey 08628-0068
(609) 882-2000 ext 2700 Monday to Friday
(609) 963-6900 Emergency
(609) 963-6208 Mitigation
(609) 882-2000 ext 6214 State Training Officer
(609) 671-0160 Fax

WNYC Transit Tracker  - The latest info on transit outages in New York and New Jersey. Updated by WNYC staff during storms and other emergencies.

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security
and Emergency Management (DHSEM)

13 Bataan Boulevard
P.O. Box 27111
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
(505) 476-9600
(505) 476-9635 Emergency
(505) 476-9695 FAX

New York

New York State Emergency Management Office
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22, Suite 101
Albany, New York 12226-2251
(518) 292-2275
(518) 322-4978 FAX

Prepare NY

Legal Services NYC - Disaster Relief Legal Assistance Manual

NYC Damage Assessment Tool  - Report damage after a severe weather emergency.

WNYC Transit Tracker  - The latest info on transit outages in New York and New Jersey. Updated by WNYC staff during storms and other emergencies.

North Carolina

North Carolina Division of Emergency Management  - Main Office
1636 Gold Star Drive
4236 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27607-3371
(919) 825-2500
Emergency Management 24-Hour Operations 1-800-858-0368

Ready NC 

Ready NC en español

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Emergency Services
P.O. Box 5511
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5511
(701) 328-8100
(701) 328-8181 FAX


Ohio Emergency Management Agency
2855 West Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, Ohio 43235-2206
Office: (614) 889-7150
Fax: (614) 889-7183

Ready Ohio


Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
2401 Lincoln Blvd Suite C51
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-2481
(405) 521-4053 FAX

Ready Oklahoma


Oregon Emergency Management
Department of State Police
3225 State St
Salem, Oregon 97309-5062
(503) 378-2911
(503) 373-7833 FAX


Palau NEMO Coordinator
Office of the President
P.O. Box 100
Koror, Republic of Palau 96940
(011)(680) 488-2422
(011)(680) 488-3312


Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg PA 17110-9463
(717) 651-2001
(717) 651-2040 FAX

Ready PA 

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 966597
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00906-6597
(787) 724-0124
(787) 725-4244 FAX

Visit NYFA Current for more resources related to Hurricane Maria
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Rhode Island

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
645 New London Ave
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920-3003
(401) 946-9996
(401) 944-1891 FAX

Special Needs Emergency Registry

South Carolina

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
2779 Fish Hatchery Road
West Columbia South Carolina 29172
(803) 737-8500
(803) 737-8570 FAX

South Dakota

South Dakota Division of Emergency Management
118 West Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
(605) 773-3231
(605) 773-3580 FAX


Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
3041 Sidco Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37204-1502
(615) 741-0001
(615) 242-9635 FAX

Ready TN


Texas Division of Emergency Management
5805 N. Lamar
PO BOX 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0220
(512) 424-2138
(512) 424-2444 or 7160 FAX 

Texa Prepares

Find more information on Emergency Grants for artists of all disciplines here.

Visit NYFA Current for more resources related to Hurricane Harvey.


Utah Division of Emergency Management
1110 State Office Building
P.O. Box 141710
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1710
(801) 538-3400 (801) 538-3770 FAX

Be Ready Utah

Special Needs Emergency Registry


Vermont Emergency Management Agency
Department of Public Safety
Waterbury State Complex
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2101
(802) 244-8721
(800) 347-0488
(802) 244-8655 FAX

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management - VITEMA
2-C Contant, A-Q Building
Virgin Islands 00820
(340) 774-2244
(340) 774-1491

Visit NYFA Current for more resources related to Hurricane Maria

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Virginia Department of Emergency Management
10501 Trade Court
Richmond, VA 23236-3713
(804) 897-6500
(804) 897-6556 FAX

Washington (State)

State of Washington Emergency Management Division
Building 20, M/S: TA-20
Camp Murray, Washington 98430-5122
(253) 512-7000
(800) 562-6108
(253) 512-7200 FAX

West Virginia

West Virginia Office of Emergency Services
Building 1, Room EB-80 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0360
(304) 558-5380
(304) 344-4538 FAX

Ready WV

The American Red Cross West Virginia Region
113 Lakeview Drive
Charleston, WV 25313


Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright Street
P.O. Box 7865
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7865
Phone: (608) 242-3232
Fax: (608) 242-3247

Ready Wisconsin


Wyoming Homeland Security Training Program
1556 Riverbend Drive
Douglas WY 82633
(307) 358-1920
(307) 358-0994 FAX

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