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Disaster Information Resources

Alerts and Feeds

DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB Archived mailings from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center mailing list with disaster resources related to the hurricane season or other updates sent out periodically

National Weather Service - Weather Prediction Center - Up-to-the-minute forecast information

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency Twitter Feeds by Region - Reporting on latest news and dispelling misinformation spread by rumors and scammers
FEMA Region 2 Twitter Serving Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands
FEMA Region 3 Twitter Serving DC, MD, VA, & WV.
FEMA Region 4 Twitter Serving AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN.

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Warnings and Alerts
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Alabama (NOAA)- Status updates by county in Alabama
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Florida (NOAA)- Status updates by county in Florida
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Georgia (NOAA) - Status updates by county in Georgia
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Maryland (NOAA)- Status updates by county in Maryland
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Mississippi (NOAA) - Status updates by county in Mississippi
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for North Carolina (NOAA)- Status updates by county in North Carolina
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Puerto Rico (NOAA) - Status updates by county in Puerto Rico
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for South Carolina (NOAA)- Status updates by county in South Carolina
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Virginia (NOAA) - Status updates by county in Virginia
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for U.S. Virgin Islands (NOAA)- Status updates by county in U.S. Virgin Islands


State Specific Resources

Learn about the types of flooding that are typical in your state and how to protect yourself, your family and your home. You will also find information about significant floods in your state and links to NWS offices that provide forecast and safety information, as well as links to our partners who play a significant role in keeping you safe.

Alabama: Flood Information - National Weather Service
Florida: Flood Information - National Weather Service
Georgia: Flood Information - National Weather Service
Maryland: Flood Information - National Weather Service
Mississippi: Flood Information - National Weather Service
North Carolina: Flood Information - National Weather Service(
Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands: Flood Information - National Weather Service
South Carolina: Flood Information - National Weather Service
Virginia: Flood Information - National Weather Service


National Resources

Disaster Information Management Research Center(
This site, maintained by the National Library of Medicine, provides in-depth coverage of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. It contains information and links to resources about many types of disasters, such as floods and hurricanes, including health issues, preparedness and response, and cleanup and recovery, as well as foreign language resources. Check out the disaster-specific pages on Floods and Hurricanes and Typhoons as well as information on Coping with Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events and Disaster Recovery. To get the latest updates and breaking information, subscribe to their listserv.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR)
Created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, this federal organization was created to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters. The website includes an update list of resources for the latest natural disaster, as well as printable guides such as Hurricane Resources at Your Fingertips(Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster and After the Flood: Mold-Specific Resources. There is also a list of official social media accounts for areas being affected by a natural disaster.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Follow the instructions provided by the EPA on this site to avoid illness and injury during and after a flood. Also included are suggestions for communities, companies, and water facilities on preparing for flooding. The site is also available in Spanish.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Find information on food and water safety during flooding from this CDC website, as well as worker safety and information on what to do after a flood such as personal hygiene and cleanup. Educational materials and PSAs on flooding preparedness and behavior during and after a flood are also featured.

Multilingual Resources

For resources in Spanish and other languages, please visit the following sites.

Evacuation Resources

Evacuation Checklist
Checklist for evacuation in case of flood provided by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and man-made disasters.

Evacuating Yourself and Your Family
Evacuation guidelines provided by the Department of Homeland Security. It includes links to information about family emergency plans, emergency supply kit, how to care for pets in an emergency, and family communications plan.

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet
Make sure you have a plan and a disaster kit prepared for your furry family members too!

RX on the Run
Use Rx on the Run to print a personalized wallet card that documents your prescriptions and other important medical information so you know you have everything when you evacuate.

Assistance Evacuating
Information on evacuation assistance, finding shelter, and compensation for evacuation expenses.


Additional Information


  • Please dial 911 for emergencies

Evacuating to a Shelter

If possible, remember to bring the following items with you as you evacuate to a shelter:

  • Any prescription medication
  • Necessary food if there is a special dietary restriction
  • Identification
  • Supplies (diapers, formula, etc.) needed for children and infants
  • Chargers for your electronic devices

Locating Friends & Family

Lost Person Finder
Use this People Locator tool from the National Library of Medicine to find and report missing family, friends, and animals during disasters.

Up to Date Information

FEMA Twitter Feed
For the latest up to date information, check the FEMA twitter feed.