AAPCC (American Association of Poison Control Centers)
ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
American Red Cross
USGS (U.S. Geological Society)
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (NFIP)
National Weather Service
Information on Homeland Security
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Institute for Business and Home Safety
National School Safety Center
National Fire Protection Association
Help with Disabled People
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Small Business Administration
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Farm Service Agency
Growing Your Own Food in case of a Disaster/Emergency:
Master Gardener Programs are volunteer programs affiliated
with a Cooperative Extension Service office and a land-grant university
that educates the public on gardening and horticultural issues.
Typically Master Gardeners answer questions via phone,
speak at public events and participate in community gardening displays.
Master Gardeners are active in 48 states in the United States and
four Canadian provinces.
It is estimated that there have been over 60,000 master gardeners.
The Master Gardener Program started in Seattle Washington in 1972,
in response to repeated requests for gardening information
from community members.
Once volunteers are accepted into a master gardener program
they are trained by Cooperative Extension office, university,
and local industry staff in subjects such as: plant taxonomy,
plant pathology, entomology, taxonomy, cultural growing requirements,
wildlife control, and integrated pest management.