Community Resources

  • There are many resources in and around your community that you can connect with to help you move forward.

    Are You Ready? Guide - FEMA's Are You Ready? Guide on individual, family and community preparedness is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

    U.S. Government Services and Information - View a list of government services and information that can guide you to the help you need. You can find help online, in your local community, or in your state. (

    American Hometowns - Cities, Counties and Towns - Search for information about each city and town in the U.S. by state. You can use this information to find help after a disaster. (

    State Governments - Find your state or U.S. territory government website to search for services or information. You can also search the websites for Tribal Governments. (

    U.S. Postal Service Alerts - Find out if there are any postal service problems in your area after a weather-related or other event:

    • Is mail being delivered?
    • Is your post office open?

    You can find residential as well as business alerts. If you need to relocate for a while, you can also do a change of address online. (U.S. Postal Service)

    Alternative Fueling Station Locator - Do you have a diesel, hybrid, flexible fuel (FFV), or other vehicle that uses alternative fuel? Use this interactive map to help you find fueling stations near you. (U.S. Department of Energy)

    Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program - This program helps to conserve natural resources and aid watershed recovery after natural disasters. Public and private landowners may qualify. Find details for both EWP and the EWP Floodplain Easement Program (FPE) on the site. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    Community Development Resources - Learn more about rural community development efforts. Find topics by audience, like citizens, and farmers and ranchers. Or by subjects, like rural education, health, housing, and tourism, Native Americans, and business. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    Last Updated: 12/03/2014