Preparedness and Recovery Resources

Preparedness Resources:

Below are several resources you can access to make a disaster kit, create a plan and be informed.

Getting Involved in Disaster Preparedness in Your Community

  • Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council  
    Iowa’s state Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) consisting of faith based, non-profit, civic, key governmental agencies, and private sector organizations active in disaster response throughout the state of Iowa.
  • Click here for a listing of Iowa Long Term Recovery Center (LTRC) & Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)
  • American Red Cross
  • www.ready.gov/kids  (FEMA)
    A kid focused site specifically for kids to get involved in disaster preparing.

Recovery Resources

Clean Up:

Emotional and Spiritual Care:

More Helpful Sites

  • Ready.gov (Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA]).
    FEMAs site for families, kids, and businesses to “Prepare, Plan, and Stay Informed.”
  • American Red Cross Prepare your Home & Family 
    The American Red Cross’s page focused on preparing the home and family.
  • Download FEMA’s Mobile App and learn what to do before, during, and after emergencies with safety tips & receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States.
  • Download the Iowa Legal Aid Disaster Relief App which offers tools for advanced preparation for disasters and tools for people who are experiencing the effects of disaster.