Many of us underestimate the brute force and potential lethality of winter storms, which can cripple communities of all sizes. Preparedness is the key to surviving a blizzard or noreaster.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY- FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency - a former independent agency that became part of the new Department of Homeland Security in March 2003 - is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters.
- Know your winter storm and extreme cold terms
- What to do before winter storms and extreme cold
- What to do during a winter storm
- What to do after a winter storm
- Learn about floods that can result from winter storm thaws
The American Red Cross responds to disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and fires, or other situations that cause human suffering or create human needs that those affected cannot alleviate without assistance. It is an independent, humanitarian, voluntary organization, not a government agency.