Preparing for Disasters
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Don’t wait! Take these steps today to save you time, energy, and money after a disaster.
Depending on your situation, you may need to hire a public adjuster, a lawyer, a construction estimator, an industrial hygienist or other type of expert.
This worksheet has been designed to help you and your parents work together to locate these documents early. By having this conversation, all of you will gain the peace of mind that important information is at your fingertips.
Use this disasterassistance.gov's resource to help you find assistance and apply online.
An overview of some issues that individuals, families, and small businesses may face as a result of the fires that broke out in Northern and Southern California in the fall of 2018.
This emergency power planning checklist is for people who use electricity and battery dependent assistive technology and medical devices, including:
-Breathing machines (respirators, ventilators).
-Power wheelchairs and scooters.
-Oxygen, suction or home dialysis equipment.
Rebuilding after a natural disaster. How to check a contractor's license status and history.
Information about income assistance availability after a major disaster, including eligibility for Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Unemployment Compensation.
Information on D-Snap and Snap eligibility and benefits
Your home; adjusters and contractors; when picking a contractor; when you get your settlement; creditors, bills and budgeting; and watch out for fraud.