Below is a list of useful websites relating to disaster preparedness. If you find any of these links to be invalid, please notify me using the “Report Dead Links” button.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Provides information regarding toxic substances, including exposure registries, medical education, emergency response, risk assessments for contaminated sites, and comprehensive information about toxic substances of all types.
Displays air quality index ratings, ozone, and particulate levels for every state in the United States.
Be Ready Campaign
Provides information to help people prepare for and respond to emergencies. Offers advice on assembling a simple emergency supply kit and creating a family emergency plan. Furnishes links to state and local emergency management
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Offers information on many health safety topics, including diseases, healthy living, injuries, travelers’ health, and environmental health. Provides weekly updates of influenza outbreaks and publications that discuss infectious diseases.
Department of Homeland Security
Provides a broad range of information relating to homeland security, including the national threat level, travel alerts and procedures, emergency preparation guidelines, immigration policies and border initiatives, school safety, and other
Department of Interior
Responsible for the conservation and management of federal land and administration programs relating to native Americans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians. Provides many useful links, including USGS, National Park Service, and US
Fish and Wildlife Service.
Department of Justice
Provides information on federal law enforcement, including the country’s Most Wanted and Missing Persons lists. Furnishes links to report a crime, report or identify a missing person, locate an inmate or sex offender, or provide a tip to the FBI.
Provides information targeted to the physically disabled. Has discussions regarding evacuation, preparedness, and emergency planning.
Environmental Protection Agency
Discusses environmental issues, including water, air quality, climate, waste/pollution, and ecosystems. Provides regional and national environmental news, and a listing of environmental laws and regulations. Contains links to report environmental violations or spills.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Provides extensive information about preparing for and recovering from numerous types of emergencies and disasters. Gives instructions on applying for disaster assistance; displays flood maps and declarations of disaster areas.
Food and Drug Administration
Provides information concerning food safety, nutrition, bioterrorism, food bacteria outbreaks, animal-related illnesses, drug approvals and alerts, radiation-emitting products, and vaccines.
Lists information pertaining to food handling, cooking temperatures, food illnesses, inspections, and product recalls.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin.
Focuses on ocean and atmospheric conditions. Provides links to forecasts and weather alerts, atmospheric research, conservation activities, and environmental concerns.
National Weather Service
Gives up-to-date weather forecasts, warnings, radar, air quality, flooding, and weather safety information, including hazard assessments and weather radios.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Oversees issues relating to nuclear energy production and safety, including reactors, materials, and waste. Provides recommendations for radiological emergency preparations, and maps of active nuclear reactors and waste disposal sites.
National Traffic and Road Closure Information
Displays maps and associated links to traffic conditions and road closures across the United States.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Develops and executes policies on agriculture, farming, and food. Topics include pest control, weather, animal health, food aid, a plant database, food and nutrition, farm bills, and agricultural news.
U.S. Fire Administration
Manages programs relating to fire fighting and fire safety, and collects statistics on incidents and deaths. Also provides fire safety and prevention information.
U.S. Geological Survey
Provides scientific information about the country’s landscape, resources, and natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods, droughts, wildfires, climate change, volcanoes, and invasive species.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Maintains disaster preparedness information specifically targeted to federal employees.
The White House
The official government website details policy, achievements, and challenges facing the United States. Also includes press briefings, presidential addresses, proclamations, and cabinet appointments.
National Wildfire Programs Database
A national database of state and local wildfire mitigation programs.
Furnishes extensive information about pandemic and flu outbreaks, vaccinations, and preparations around the world.
Verizon We’re Ready
Useful tips, especially related to extreme weather,
American Red Cross
Lists links to disaster preparation, including forthose with special needs (children, elderly, and disabled). Also, provides information on how to receive assistance after a disaster, and take first aid or other training classes.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Offers emergency preparedness informationrelating to pets and livestock.
Equipped to Survive
Furnishes information on first aid kits, position locator beacons, survival equipment, and other emergency gear.
Google Flu Trends
Tracks influenza outbreaks around much of the world. Compares current year’s flu activity to previous years’.
Institute for Business and Home Safety
Offers practical information on preparing for earthquakes, floods, freezing weather, hail, high winds, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires.
Provides medical and first aid information relating specifically to children’s needs. Contains useful instruction sheets for dealing with a host of medical and first aid issues.
National Fire Protection Association
Provides fact sheets and safety tips regarding prevention, fire proofing your home, and evacuation.
An online resource that offers medical condition information, symptom-based diagnoses, and health-related news.
Modern Survival Online
Bug Out Survival