Disaster Information Resources
Hurricane Michael Takes Aim at 300-Mile Gulf Coast
Hurricane Michael is threatening more than 300 miles of the Gulf Coast, prompting emergency declarations in more than 100 counties from Mobile, Alabama through the Florida Panhandle and into the state's Big Bend region. Residents are encourage to make preparations ahead of potential landfall. It is impossible for us to know the extent to which our Network Members will be impacted by this hurricane.
NOTE for DOCLINE Members: If your library will be closed due to the hurricane, please set your library “out of office” to temporarily deactivate lending in DOCLINE. If your library has never set your “out of office” before, please visit the NNLM DOCLINE website to learn how. Doing so will prevent requests from routing to your library during times of extended absence or special circumstances.
We encourage you to visit the following pages from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). You can embed the content from both of these pages on your own Website by accessing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Content Syndication Storefront. When we update any of these pages, your pages will be automatically updated as well.
- Hurricanes: Health Information Guide
- Hurricanes: Health Information Guide – Embed Content
- Floods: Health Information Guide
- Floods: Health Information Guide – Embed Content
- Coping with Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events: Health Information Guide
- DIMRC: Disaster Lit Search: Resources on Power Outages
- DIMRC: Disaster Lit Search: Disaster Lit Search: Resources on Power Outages (includes Spanish translations)
- Hurricane Topic Page (en español)
- Floods Topic Page (en español )
- Coping with Disasters (en español)
Federal Agency Resources
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline
- Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) Topic Collection: Utility Failures (e.g. blackouts, potable water)
- ASPR TRACIE Topic Collection: Healthcare Facility Evacuation/Sheltering
- HHS emPOWER Map 3.0 gives every public health official, emergency manager, hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member the power to discover the electricity-dependent Medicare population in their state, territory, county, and ZIP Code
- NOAA: 2018 Hurricane Tracker
Agencies and Organizations
- Gas Buddy Fuel Availability & Station Outages
- Fulcrum Community is a no-cost, short term crowdsourced data collection solution for qualified humanitarian projects. Disaster relief, damage assessments, environmental protection, and other similar projects are all reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.
- PlugShare Charging Stations for electric cars
Finally, visit the NNLM SEA Page of Disaster Information Resources for Alerts and Feeds, State and National Specific Resources, Multilingual and Evacuation Resources, and more!
Although we are not sure what the full impact of this hurricane will have in our region, please reach out to the NNLM SEA and NDCO if we can be of assistance. We will continue to update this article with more information as the hurricane progresses to the gulf coast. Please keep us up-to-date regarding the status of your library/institution but more importantly let us know you are safe and well.