Disaster-specific Resources

This installment of the SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) presents information specific to particular kinds of disasters, as well as general preparedness and response information. Topics covered include but are not limited to the following:

  • Information about a range of natural disasters (such as drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes) and human-caused disasters (such as mass violence, terrorism, and technological disasters)
  • General disaster preparedness and response

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A flood of emotions - North Dakota State University
This tip sheet discusses the emotions a survivor may feel after a flood, how they can cope with these emotions, how to help others deal with the same emotions, and how to help family members recover.
http://www.nd.gov/des/uploads/resources/305/a-flood-of-emotions.pdf

Be Red Cross ready: Flood safety checklist - American Red Cross
This fact sheet provides information on what to do before, during, and after a flood. Also available in Spanish at http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340130_Flood_SPN.pdf
http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340128_Flood.pdf

Floods - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
This webpage offers information on how to prepare for a flood and what to do during and after a flood. It also offers information about the National Flood Insurance Program and has an outreach toolkit for community leaders.
http://www.ready.gov/floods

FloodSmart.gov: National Flood Insurance Program - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program is a federal program enabling property owners in participating communities to purchase insurance as a protection against flood losses in exchange for state and community floodplain management regulations that reduce future flood damages.
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart

Helping children through the flood - North Dakota State University
This tip sheet offers advice to parents on how to help their children deal with the emotions after a flood and when to seek professional help.
http://www.nd.gov/des/uploads/resources/320/helping-children-through-the-flood.pdf

Key facts about flood readiness - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This fact sheet provides tips on how to remain safe and healthy in the event of a flood.
http://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/readiness.html

Key facts about hurricane and flood recovery: Protect your health and safety after a hurricane or flood - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This fact sheet provides tips on how to remain safe and healthy after a hurricane or a flood. It focuses on prevention of foodborne illness, as well as prevention and treatment of illness from other sources and of injuries that become more likely after a hurricane or flood.
https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=467811

Manage flood-related distress by building resilience - American Psychological Association (APA)
This tip sheet provides simple and effective ways to strengthen resilience and thereby manage flood-related stress.
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/flood-distress.aspx

Strengthening your emotional well-being ahead of the flood - American Psychological Association (APA)
This tip sheet provides simple and effective ways to manage flood-related fears and anxiety.
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/flood-preparation.aspx

Last Updated: 09/06/2017