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Natural Disaster Resources

Below are a variety of resources for solid waste professionals to stay up-to-date after a natural disaster. These resources can be critical in assisting the community, as well as ensuring your own safety.

National Preparedness Month logo

September is National Preparedness Month, a time to raise awareness and make sure solid waste workers are ready for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time.


Many hurricanes and other natural disasters involve flooding. These tips can help you stay safe both during and after a flood.

FEMA Operational Guidance for Disaster Response & Recovery in Pandemic Environment


This document provides actionable guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial officials to prepare for response and recovery operations for all hazards and encourages personal preparedness measures amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This document can be applied to any disaster operation in the COVID-19 environment, including hurricanes, no-notice incidents, spring flooding and wildfire seasons, and typhoon response.

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