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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Prepare, Respond, Recover

Prepare | Respond | Recover

This page contains information that will assist the general public with planning, responding and recovering from natural and man-made disasters.  It provides useful information about man-made and natural disasters and how to prepare and recover from them. For specific information on an on-going public health emergency, please go to the Emergency home page.

The information contained here is not a substitute for having your own specific family or business emergency preparedness plan, but this page contains resources with which to augment your specific plan. The information provided here is consistent with the latest information and guidance available for public risk assessment and public health preparedness.



Natural Disasters 

Bioterrorism Emergencies





For Families and Individuals  Children & Adolescents
 For Seniors & Older Adults  People with Special Needs




Recovery Resource Library

Environmental Cleanup & Recovery Hazardous Materials
 Animals in Disasters  



  • This page last reviewed: January 23, 2018