How To Respond to Disasters

Everyone responds to disasters in different ways based on location, intensity, available resources, support and capacity.  Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being. Here is some general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community and your life back to normal. While there are many books that have been published on the topic there are many overlooked actions that can be taken to help survive events. Below are what we believe to be some important ways to respond to various disasters that ZORs* can add to their response toolbox of survival skills.


Flood Safety

How to Clean up after a Flood

Safe Cleaning After a Home Flood

Flash Flood Safety and Damage Prevention Guide

Fire Safety

The Ultimate Guide to Wildfire Safety

Take Steps to Lower Risk of Damage

Hurricane Safety

5 Critical Post-Hurricane Safety Precautions

The Aftermath: How To Recover From A Hurricane

* Zero-Order Responders Definition