After the Storm Passes…

When disaster strikes it can be challenging to figure out what to do first.  Whether it was a natural disaster or an incident of mass violence, the resources below will help to guide you as you embark on your road to recovery.

Learn how to take action in preventing loss of life, access recovery assistance resources, seek help from mental-health professionals, and much more.

Help Before Help Arrives —

Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death to people under the age of 45.  You could help save a life in the precious minutes it takes for professional help to arrive by learning some of these simple yet essential skills:

Returning Home —

Whether you had to evacuate or were able to shelter-in-place, once the danger has passed you may be wondering if your home is safe and still the best place for your family to stay.  Securing your home may include making sure the utilities are working properly.

Utility companies provide multiple ways for you to report outages or issues with services — online, over the phone, by text, or sometimes through mobile app.  Find out the best way to contact your utility companies below.

Smell Gas?  Don’t Delay, Get Away!  Know the signs of natural gas — smell, look, listen and act.

Natural Gas —

Electricity —

Did You Know? Your utility company doesn’t know when your power is out!

Ever Wonder? Approximately 15% of U.S. residents supply their own water from private wells or other sources.

Water —

If you’re one of the 85% of residents who receive their water from public water facilities, click on the water drops to find the numbers for your local water and wastewater companies:

Pursuing Help —

The recovery process can be long and hard, but you’re not in it alone.  Visit these sites to learn more about what resources are available to help you make it through to the end.