Disaster Information and relief resources
Nevada REALTORS® and NAR stand ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by natural disasters through the Disaster Relief Fund. The Associations want to help members of the REALTOR® family -- REALTORS®, their staff, and Association members and their staff -- who have incurred substantial losses due to wildfires and other disasters. If you are a member of the REALTOR® family who has been impacted by a recent natural disaster and need assistance, contact your local association.
EMERGENCY FUNDS & HOUSING SUPPORT
A disaster or emergency will occur which overwhelms the capabilities of local government to effectively recover. In order for local government to provide a timely and effective recovery effort, assistance from the State may become necessary. This will require short-term and long-term planning which allows for a smooth, efficient and coordinated recovery effort for any size disaster up to and including a federally declared disaster. Recovery activities are those necessary to restore services and systems to a state of normalcy. Recovery actions include damage assessment and those necessary to return health and safety systems (e.g., water) and services (e.g., acute health care) to minimum operating standards. Various recovery activities are likely to be long-term and may continue for many years. Click here for the Division's website.
Apply for federal assistance by calling toll-free to (800) 621-FEMA (3362). Disaster victims may register by calling this number. You do not have to wait to go to a disaster assistance center. The number for speech and hearing impaired individuals is (800) 462-7585. Federal disaster assistance available for residents and businesses in the affected counties includes temporary housing assistance, disaster loans and other needs assistance grants.
After a Federally Declared Disaster your first point of contact is:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (800) 621-FEMA (3362) TTY: (800) 462-7585
HUD Offices Emergency Information Hotline (866) INFO HUD (463-6483). Contact your local HUD Field Office.
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STATE & LOCAL INFORMATION RESOURCES
Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster outreach - (800) 659-2955
CITY & COUNTY WEBSITES
RECOVERY & RECONSTRUCTION
Recovering from disaster - information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
What to do after a disaster - information from the American Red Cross
LOCAL RELIEF OPTIONS
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A comprehensive case-management service for disaster-affected homeowners whose mortgage loans are backed by the company. The program provides homeowners broader personalized support to address safety and basic needs, property repairs, employment, and financial recovery—all of which affect a borrower's ability to meet their mortgage obligations.
Offering free home stays for those in need of emergency housing.
Health Net is helping ensure that members who have lost their homes, or have been evacuated, due to wildfire activity in California have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and other healthcare services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress or trauma.
From Chaos to Community - A Guide to Helping Friends and Neighbors Recover and Rebuild After a Major Disaster
A resource guide that aims to inspire individuals and citizen groups to act in organized, effective ways to help communities hit by disasters to reclaim their future.
LEGAL & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
National Disaster Legal Aid Resource Center Quick Guide
INSURANCE - RELATED ISSUES
Farmers Catastrophe Response Team
Through their Roadmap to Recovery programs you will find support, guidance and trustworthy help navigating the process of returning to a wildfire damaged area, repairing and replacing damaged and destroyed property, and collecting all available insurance funds.
PREVENTION & PLANNING
American Red Cross
Created by the American Red Cross, this information encourages you to take precautions to help stay safe and speed up your recovery after a fire. It also offers ideas on what you can do to help make yourself and your home safer in the future.
Creating a Family Disaster Plan
Steps to take to create a family disaster plan to expedite voluntary and forced evacuations in the event of an emergency.
Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Make sure your family has a plan and practices it often.
Homeless seniors face more risks than those who reside at home or in long-term care facilities. In fact, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless, the estimated average life expectancy for homeless people is just 50 years, which gives little hope to seniors who don’t have a place to call home.