Other resources and information
- FEMA’s disaster assistance website offers a lookup tool where you can enter an address to find out whether the area is part of a federally declared disaster. If so, there is a survey form to help determine which types of programs you could apply for.
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – protecting your health in different types of disasters or emergencies, including natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and chemical, nuclear or biological hazards.
- National Flood Insurance Program
- Types of Individual Assistance Programs through FEMA and the state of Texas.
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Disaster Education Network – numerous links and resources grouped by different types of natural disasters
- FAQs about insurance and disaster recovery from the Texas Department of Insurance
- Tips from the Attorney General of Texas for avoiding scams in the aftermath of a disaster
Resources related to basic needs
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- hidden sources in your home immediately after a disaster, how to purify water
- Food Assistance for disaster relief – map of active food assistance programs from USDA
- Food Safety: what to keep and what to throw out (and how to clean your fridge and freezer) after a storm, disaster, or power outage.
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Sign up for weather and other emergency situation alerts in your area:
- North Central Texas area – text alerts
- Erath County – Code RED system
- Hill County – Eventbridge system
- Hood County – Code RED system
- Parker County – Blackboard system (it’s not clear exactly what notifications are sent out, though it is linked on the Emergency Management page)
- Tarrant County – WFAA and NBC5 have weather apps for smart phones
- Wise County – Eventbridge system
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NOAA weather radio station listing by county in Texas
Rivers and flooding – NOAA National Weather Service River Forecast Center