• Continue reading Are you prepared for a flood?

    April 22, 2022

    A flood can occur within minutes or hours of a heavy rainfall, and waters can rise as high as 30 feet or more. Are you prepared?

  • Continue reading Earthquake preparedness: Drop, cover and hold on

    March 14, 2022

    Earthquakes and aftershocks can happen anywhere without warning and at any time of the year. All 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia are at some risk. The info below can help you build out your earthquake preparedness kit and plans before the next one strikes. 

  • Continue reading How to stay warm and safe during the winter

    January 24, 2022

    During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before another winter storm hits.

  • Continue reading Operation Protect Veterans offers tips to identify donation scams

    October 12, 2021

    U.S. Postal Inspection Service and its Operation Protect Veterans campaign want Veterans to be mindful of potential donation scams.

  • Continue reading Prepare to protect: Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love

    September 17, 2021

    Every year, the United States observes National Preparedness Month in September to remind Americans to be ready for any disaster that could affect them and their homes, communities and businesses. This month, we must each do our part — we must all prepare to protect

  • Continue reading Responding to disasters and preparing our kids for a brighter future

    August 4, 2021

    Disasters can leave children and teens frightened, confused and insecure. They cannot adjust on their own when the people, places and routines they depend on for safety and wellbeing are affected by upheaval. Here's how to help them when disaster strikes.

  • Continue reading Extreme heat: How to stay cool, hydrated and informed

    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.

  • Continue reading VA deploys Mobile Vet Center to Surfside community following condo collapse

    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.

  • Continue reading Vaccination event for Veterans and others experiencing homelessness demonstrates VA’s Fourth Mission in action

    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.

  • Continue reading How to prepare for 2021’s hurricane season

    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.

  • Continue reading Be Red Cross Ready when disasters happen

    May 4, 2021

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

  • Continue reading Floods: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

    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.