• July 8, 2021

    There’s hot summer weather, and then there are heat waves or extreme heat. Much like other natural disasters, extreme heat can be very dangerous.

  • June 30, 2021

    VA has deployed a Mobile Vet Center to Surfside, Florida, to support individuals impacted by the events of the Champlain Towers South condo collapse. The Mobile Vet Center will provide free, easily accessible mental health resources and counseling to individuals in crisis.

  • June 15, 2021

    In addition to vaccinating Veterans, VA has offered the vaccine to non-Veterans as part of the Fourth Mission, which includes providing support for national, state and local efforts during public health and other emergencies. This support was evident on June 3, when VA held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic outside its Central Office in Washington, D.C., for anyone — not just Veterans — experiencing homelessness.

  • May 11, 2021

    Last year’s hurricane season was the most active on record with 30 named storms and 13 hurricanes, including six that were considered “major” (category three and higher). Now experts predict that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be above average in terms of activity yet again.

  • May 4, 2021

    Disaster preparedness can help Veterans, families, caregivers and survivors stay safe by preparing, responding and recovering quickly.

  • April 14, 2021

    While early spring can be a welcome break from winter weather, it brings with it an increased risk of floods. They are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters that occur each year.

  • March 16, 2021

    Here are the steps to stay safe before, during and after an earthquake. These tips will make you, your family or your workplace better prepared to survive and recover quickly.

  • February 23, 2021

    Did you know there is a “one stop shop” for Veterans seeking assistance after an emergency or for when a natural disaster strikes?

  • February 2, 2021

    Today, VA announced the deployment of two Mobile Vet Centers to the Capitol Grounds to ensure that those impacted by the events of January 6th can access support and mental health resources needed during this critical time. The two Mobile Vet Centers will provide free, easily accessible mental health resources and counseling to the U.S. Capitol Police, members of the National Guard, and any Congressional staff in crisis.

  • December 2, 2020

    Winter storms can last for several days and carry freezing rain, ice, moderate to heavy snowfall, or blizzard conditions. Learn how to prepare for the winter season by following these tips.

  • November 13, 2020

    Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are all hallmarks of the holiday season. However, they also present fire risks that can quickly turn into devastation. Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when travel spikes and families gather to cook delicious meals. This year’s fire prevention theme is “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”

  • September 8, 2020

    National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning – for now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to current disasters (pandemic, fires, floods, hurricanes), there is no better time than now to create your preparedness plan.