September is National Preparedness Month, a time to make sure you and your family are ready to react to the natural disasters most common in your area. Here are a few tools we’ve gathered to help you think through plans for various types of disasters.

a variety of icons representing different ways to be prepared such as making a checklist, downloading a weather app, and more


Check out’s advice for hurricanes and visit NOAA’s National Hurricane Preparedness site for checklists, safety tips, and current forecasts.

Wildfires has helpful information on preparing for and staying safe during and after wildfires. The CDC also has advice on protecting yourself from wildfire smoke.


NOAA and both have helpful tips on tornado preparedness and safety.

General Preparedness Resources

  • FEMA’s mobile app allows you to receive alerts for up to 5 locations and also provides safety tips, checklists, and local emergency shelter information.
  • can help you find emergency shelters and other disaster and recovery resources.
  • FEEA’s Disaster Relief Program provides grants to federal families (and also active and retired NARFE members) recovering from federally declared natural disasters.