The following are links to disaster preparedness and response organizations.
The American Red Cross - An emergency response organization that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
FEMAis part of the part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA provides information on different types of disasters and hazards, federal disaster declarations and federal disaster assistance.
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe.
Ready.gov, a campaign of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, provides disaster preparedness resources and information for families, businesses and kids. The site provides a listing of community and state resources for the entire nation and information about the risks associated with a wide range of natural and man-made disasters.