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September is National Preparedness Month.

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.

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.

Top Ten for Preparedness

September 22, 2014

ACF Regional Emergency Management Specialist shares tips to help you and your family during a disaster.

Beware of Frankenstorm

October 26, 2012

Weather forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that this year’s Halloween most definitely will not be a treat for folks on the East Coast. What many are dubbing “Frankenstorm” — a winter storm mixed in with late season Hurricane Sandy —poses hazards including gale-force winds, heavy rains and snow, flooding, and electrical power outages along the mid-Atlantic and in New England.

Addressing human services is one of the critical improvements to the federal emergency response system since Hurricane Katrina dealt such a devastating blow to New Orleans in 2005. ACF's Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response coordinates efforts that reflect the understanding that emergency response calls for not only immediate shelter, food and medical care, but also that essential human services remain available.

Oklahoma Strong

June 7, 2013

Oklahomans begin long recovery process after more than 3,400 structures were damaged or destroyed as a result of May's tornadoes.

The Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response urges communities to take infant feeding — including breastfeeding — into consideration when preparing for a disaster.

Motivating people to be prepared for an emergency.

An effective emergency preparedness plan helps your program to respond appropriately and quickly to circumstances that occur.