Community Resources

Community Resources

  • Are you unsure of where to get information? Do you need to find local services? There are many resources in and around your community that can help.

    Are You Ready? Guide - FEMA designed this guide to teach and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. Anyone, including communities, can use the guide to learn more about preparedness. (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 so you can search for services or information. You can also search the websites of 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 view residential as well as business alerts. If you need to relocate, you can also do your 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. Both public and private landowners may qualify. You can 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. You can find information by audience or by subject. View topics that include business, farms, education, health, housing, and senior citizens. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    Last Updated: 03/24/2015