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Information and resources about Irma, Harvey, and wildfires

Federal Resources

National Weather Service
Official weather site of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Where the weather folks on TV get their information.

National Hurricane Center
Also from NOAA. Twice-daily updates from satellite and airplane forays into the storms, this site includes current information and forecasts for hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

What to do before, during, and after wildfires in your area.

Incident Information System
InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system with the most up-to-date information on wildfires burning in the United States.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA helps prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters and emergencies. To be eligible, an area must have been declared a “disaster area” by the local governor. Funds from FEMA can help those who have lost homes, etc., begin to recover.

Recovering from Hurricane Harvey
The hurricane is gone – now what? Resources on aid, what to watch out for, and mental health help after the disaster.

National Red Cross Contact Loved Ones
The Red Cross can help locate family members separated after natural disaster or emergency.

State Resources

Texas Department of Emergency Management
Coordinates the state emergency management program, which is intended to ensure the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters.

Florida Division Emergency Management
Responding to emergencies, recovering from them, and mitigating their impacts.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Coordinates and maintains a statewide emergency services system for emergency and disaster communications.

Montana Disaster and Emergency Services
The lead agency coordinating comprehensive emergency management for Montana.

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (California)
Takes a proactive approach to addressing risks, threats, and vulnerabilities in California.