About disaster response
When local leaders and officials determine the safety of citizens returning to their community, the decisions they make are based on several factors. These may include: road conditions (closures), public safety, availability of electricity (downed power lines), clean drinking water (broken water/sewer lines), broken gas connections, etc. During this process, lingering hazards could cause delays for those returning home after a natural or catastrophic disaster. Once officials in your area have declared it safe for you to return there are many things you should consider when reentering your community and start the clean-up process.
Please use the resources we have provided to assist you before, during and after an emergency or disaster.