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Emergency Preparedness

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Natural disasters and emergencies may happen at any time. Planning for disasters in advance and keeping those plans updated will help ensure the survival of your business. The following resources will help you plan for emergencies and natural disasters, and recover your business after a disaster strikes.

Prepare a Disaster Plan

  • Prepare for business recovery following a disaster, including protection of important business records and essential equipment
  • Prevent environmental accidents due to flooding and other natural forces

Disaster Assistance, Loans. and Tax Relief

  • FEMA assistance
  • Disaster and economic injury loans
  • Disaster unemployment assistance
  • Tax relief information

Disaster Cleanup and Safety Precautions

  • Info on how to clean up your business following a disaster, including how to void injury and protect workers' safety

State Emergency Resources

  • Emergency preparedness and disaster assistance from your state and local governments
Emergency Contacts

FEMA Assistance
Apply Online
Toll Free: 1-800-621-3362
TTY: 1-800-462-7585


SBA Disaster Assistance
Apply Online
Toll Free: 1-800-659-2955
E-mail Customer Service


Report Chemical & Oil Spills
National Response Center
Toll Free: 1-800-424-8802
Direct: 202-267-2180
TTD: 202-267-4477
E-mai the NRC


American Red Cross
Toll Free: 1-866-438-4636
"Safe and Well" Registry