• 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.

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

    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.

  • Continue reading Where to get “one-stop shop” assistance after a natural disaster

    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?

  • Continue reading VA deploys Mobile Vet Centers to Capitol Grounds

    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.

  • Continue reading Tips for surviving the winter cold

    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.

  • Continue reading Holiday Safety: Give the Gift of Life this season

    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.”

  • Continue reading September is National Preparedness Month

    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.

  • Continue reading Preparing for emergencies: It’s never too early to start teaching kids

    August 17, 2020

    Children can suffer developmental and psychological setbacks following disaster or other emergencies. It's never too late to begin teaching preparedness!

  • Continue reading Do you have a summer heat plan?

    July 15, 2020

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

  • Continue reading FEMA and NFIP offer flood insurance protection for Veterans

    June 30, 2020

    FEMA is encouraging Veterans and their families to purchase a flood insurance policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to make sure their homes and belongings are protected ahead of the next storm.

  • Continue reading It’s hurricane season – don’t forget to plan for your pets

    June 23, 2020

    June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Did you remember to include your pet/service animal in your hurricane preparedness plan? Don’t leave your best friend stranded during a weather emergency.