The Red Cross can help you prepare your family, your pets and your home for common emergencies and natural disasters. Read below for information about emergencies that can occur where you live, and learn the difference between a "watch" and a "warning". Get tips for preparedness steps you can take today, what to do in an emergency, and how to repair and rebuild afterward.
If you are in immediate need of help, please contact your local Red Cross » or find an open shelter »
Some disasters can occur anywhere. Others are more common in specific parts of the country. See which disasters are most important for you to prepare for.
Help people affected by disasters big and small.