Tips from FEMA on being prepared if disaster strikes:
1. Sign up for local text alerts and warnings and download weather apps to your smartphone.
2. Develop an emergency communication plan for your family. This will help you be in touch if a disaster strikes and family members are in different locations.
3. Collect important documents and keep them in a safe place. This will help you evacuate without delay and get back on track after the disaster passes.
4. Gather emergency supplies. Pack a “go bag” to evacuate quickly and have supplies in the home to be safe without water or power.
More information can be found by clicking here.
Resources available if your community is impacted by a disaster:
If your community is impacted by storms or other disasters, there are many resources available. My office has compiled a list of contacts, phone numbers, and websites for agencies, including non-profits, throughout the 13th Congressional District that are available to assist in the event of a disaster. You can view this list by clicking here. This is by no means a complete list of all the sources of assistance in our region. There are many other groups assisting in the recovery, including local volunteer organizations who are working so hard to help our communities.
Please note that certain programs and agency assistance may not yet be available but could become so at a later date. If you do contact one of the agencies listed here and are told that help is not yet available, it would be advisable to try again at a later date if some other resolution is not found in the meantime.
I hope that residents of the area will contact me if there is any way in which I can be of assistance after a natural disaster. Please contact Philip Lasseigne at (618) 205-8660 or Philip.Lasseigne@mail.house.gov for any community needs following a natural disaster. A list of my offices is on the left, and you may e-mail me by clicking here.