Emergency Response

Photo of an emergency checklist being filled out.

ACF Region III Kicks Off National Preparedness Month

Everyone in our country lives in a potential disaster zone. Emergencies can happen anytime. Prepare today.

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Housing Assistance Programs for Super Storm Sandy Survivors

ACF funds local New Jersey and New York programs to provide shelter and assistance.

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Reggie McKinnon address press conference attended by Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg, Secretary Anthony Foxx and Dr. Leticia Ryan.

Children Left in Cars: Preventing Accidental Heatstroke

ACF teams up with the Department of Transporation to remind parents and caregivers to "Look Before You Lock."

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2014 Hurricane Season: Preparedness Begins with You

May 25-31 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

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Planning an Effective Response for the Next Epidemic — with Children in Mind

ACF's Dallas Regional Office focuses on children and the early childhood development community during emergency planning conference.

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Damaged homes in seaside town, Mantoloking, NJ. Photo Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Hurricane Sandy: Thinking of our Families, Children and Child Care Providers

ACF continues to help rebuild communities affected by the storm.

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Photo of an American flag waving on top of debris from a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Preparedness Year-Round – 'We Have Seen'

Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response works hard to provide information and tools to better prepare ACF programs and the individuals, families and communities served by them.

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Photo of Marc Fisher in the kitchen preparing cup cakes with his child.

Emergency Preparedness with Dad

How does a single father have enough time to discuss emergency preparedness with his two sons?

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Moore, Okla., residents visit their property as volunteers clean up the debris. The area was struck by a F5 tornado on May 20, 2013. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Helping Families and Providers Prepare for Emergencies

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.

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Photo of Amy Grissom and her son.

Emergency Preparedness for the Rest of Us

Living life paycheck to paycheck, emergency preparedness was the least of Amy Grissom's worries. But prepared families recover much faster than unprepared ones.

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