Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
State & Local Emergency Management Agencies
General Preparedness/Disaster Information
American Red Cross
Features links to all types of disaster information, include the “safe and well” system and how to find a shelter.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Features emergency preparedness information, recovery information, updates and disasters and maps.
Geared towards consumers, resources available in multiple languages, covers special concerns such as elders and pets.
Information portal for disaster survivors with information about how to apply for assistance, assistance available from government agencies and finding federal disaster relief centers. Available in English and Spanish.
Information geared towards consumers and covers a wide variety of disasters, including earthquakes, radiation exposure, floods, earthquakes and winter weather emergencies.
National Science Foundation-Disasters
Special report website with information on understanding disasters, preparing and immediate response.
National Terrorism Advisory System
Current NTAS advisories and archived copies of expired advisories.
National Weather Service
Homepage of the National Weather Service with information on weather alerts, graphical forecasts, national maps, forecast models and weather safety information.
About This Guide
This guide is a resource for first responders, health professionals, librarians and others interested in emergency management and disaster preparedness. Most resources listed are freely available to the public, with the exception of print and e-books in the Himmelfarb Library collection.
For faculty staff and students affiliated with the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, or School of Nursing here are other ways of getting help with your research questions:
- Visit the Himmelfarb Reference Desk: Here are our hours
- Phone (Reference Desk): 202-994-2850
- Email a Librarian: Send us an email
- Text a Librarian: Text "Himlib:your question" to 265010
- Instant Messaging: Enter your question into the "HimmelfarbIM" LibChat search box