Disaster Resources

This page includes information about disaster management and planning resources that may assist tribes in addressing climate-related disasters.

Titlesort descending Organization Description Geography Website
Addressing Climate Change Impacts through Disaster Planning APA Washington Chapter

The socio-economic impacts of climate change continue to grow incrementally with each event. Higher temperatures, changing landscapes, rising seas, increased risk of drought, fire and flood, stronger storms with greater storm damage, increased heat related illness and disease and higher economic losses are all directly related to climate change. Disaster preparedness will not prevent the effects of climate change, but can drastically reduce the impacts upon people and community.

Washington, Northwest, Puget Sound Link
Aid and International Development Forum: Disaster Relief Aid and International Development Forum

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is theworld leading forum specialising in disaster relief, resilience, mobile for development, food security and water security. They maintain a Disaster Relief webpage, featuring news on ongoing disasters, literature and other resources for disaster relief.

International Link
Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) Inter-Agency

This organization is works to 1) Increase access to existing coastal and ocean data;
2) Package information and data in useful ways to meet the needs of stakeholders; and 3) Increase observing and forecasting capacity in all regions of the state, with a priority on the Arctic and Gulf of Alaska.

Alaska, Arctic Link
American Red Cross Disaster Safety Library American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has created this Disaster and Safety Library to assist you in preparing your home, school and workplace in the event of a disaster or emergency. Here you will find fact sheets, preparedness checklists, recovery guides and other helpful information to keep you informed and safe.

National, International Link
Climate Relief Fund Climate Relief Fund, NGO

The Climate Relief Fund is a charitable organization that secures funds for local climate disaster relief efforts.

National Link
Coastal Resilience Network The Nature Conservancy and Others

Coastal Resilience supports a community of practitioners around the world who are applying spatial planning innovations to coastal hazard risk, resilience and adaptation issues. This is a global network providing access to peer practitioners, tools, information and training focused on nature-based solutions.

National, International Link
Coastal Resiliency Index: A Community Self-Assessment NOAA and others

This document is intended to help communities gauge how prepared they are for a disaster.

National, International Link
Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance [for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works] Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

This database catalogs existing support and resources for archives, libraries, museums and other repositories of historic and artistic works who are in need of disaster mitigation planning.

National Link
Emergency Preparedness Handbook for Tribal Governments Mountain-Plains Consortium

Many Native American tribal governments are lacking in emergency preparedness, a part of the emergency management cycle where planning for disasters happens. These governments need assistance planning for future disasters. Federal, and state governments, along with other agencies and organizations, have the knowledge and resources to help tribal governments develop emergency response plans. This handbook is a resource to help tribes develop and implement an emergency preparedness plan for responding to natural and man-made disasters if and why they occur.

West, Midwest, Mountain West Link
Emergency Preparedness Resources for Native Americans NGO

The mission of EPRNA is to foster collaborations between local, state, federal, and tribal/urban health care organizations for preparedness and response to disasters. The inter-agency partnering includes strategic prevention, detection, reporting, investigation, mitigation, and recovery. This organization maintains an extensive list of resources and assistance aimed at California tribal communities.

West, California Link
EPA Region 10 Guidance for Preparing Tribal Emergency Response Plans EPA

This guidance document is designed to assist tribes in developing emergency response plans to address oil and hazardous materials spills; natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and fires; and other types of emergencies.

National Link


International Link
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning Online Guide Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

This page introduces hazard mitigation planning, describes the benefits of risk assessment and planning, and provides an overview of FEMA’s mitigation plan requirement, a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance.

National Link
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning Resources Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

This page provides resources for state, tribal, and local officials and other parties engaged in developing and implementing hazard mitigation plans.

National Link
FEMA Local Mitigation Planning Handbook Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Local Mitigation Planning Handbook (Handbook) is the official guide for local governments to develop, update and implement local mitigation plans.

National Link
FEMA Mitigation Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

This website provides information about disaster mitigation. The page describes terms associated with disaster planning, and provides tools to inform planning efforts.

National Link
FEMA Preparedness Resources for Tribes Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA maintains a website to host information specific to tribes to assist them with emergency preparedness. The website also includes announcements about FEMA funding available to tribes to improve emergency preparedness in tribal communities and a link to FEMA's Ready in Indian Country Program.

National Link
FEMA Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA’s Risk MAP tool contains high quality flood maps and tools and outreach support to assist a variety of stakeholders, including state and local officials, in mitigating flood risk.

National Link
FEMA Tribal Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

This Tribal Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance assists Indian Tribal governments and other tribal entities to identify and assess their risk to natural hazards through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) multi-hazard mitigation planning process.

National Link
FY 2016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds for hazard mitigation planning and projects on an annual basis. The PDM program was put in place to reduce overall risk to people and structures, while at the same time, also reducing reliance on federal funding if an actual disaster were to occur.

National Link
GAO Emergency Management Report: FEMA Has Made Progress since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, but Challenges Remain Government and Accountability Office (GAO)

GAO's recent work highlights both the progress and challenges in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) efforts to lead national preparedness efforts, particularly efforts to assess emergency support capabilities and enhance logistics capabilities. Assessing capabilities is critical to ensure that they will be available when needed in emergencies.

National Link
Getting Ready in Indian Country: Emergency Preparedness and Response for Native American Cultural Resources National Institute for Conservation

Getting Ready in Indian Country is an invitation to consider emergency preparedness specifically for Native American interests. Developed with support from the National Park Service and the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance of the Department of the Interior, this new initiative is intended to advance emergency preparedness, stimulate discussion, and inspire new projects for the care and protection of tribal heritage. This website features a brief report summarizing key issues, an inventory of disaster resources for cultural heritage, and a question list designed to help tribal archives and cultural centers maintain emergency preparedness.

National Link
Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation NGO

The ITLTRF is a tribal non profit with a mission to strengthen and coordinate disaster services on tribal lands in Southern California.

Southwest, California Link
Public Safety Canada: About Disaster Mitigation Public Safety Canada

This website provides links to tools and information used by the Canadian government to inform local and regional disaster planning.

International, Canada Link
Red Guide to Recovery: Native Edition: TREMA Red Cross, Amerind

The Red Guide to Recovery – Native Edition was created to assist disaster survivors in Tribal communities by making available a single source of pertinent, easy to read disaster recovery information that will walk them step-by-step through the recovery process while raising awareness of the many pitfalls that may present themselves in post-disaster scenarios. - See more at: http://www.theredguidetorecovery.com/red-guide-native-edition-ebook/#sth...

National Link
Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction United Nations (UN) Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Sendai Framework is a 15-year, voluntary, non-binding agreement which recognizes that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk but that responsibility should be shared with other stakeholders including local government, the private sector and other stakeholders.

International Link
Surging Seas: Risk Zone Map NOAA

Climate Central’s Surging Seas: Risk Zone map shows areas vulnerable to near-term flooding from different combinations of sea level rise, storm surge, tides, and tsunamis, or to permanent submersion by long-term sea level rise. Within the U.S., it incorporates the latest, high-resolution, high-accuracy lidar elevation data supplied by NOAA, displays points of interest, and contains layers displaying social vulnerability, population density, and property value. Outside the U.S., it utilizes satellite-based elevation data from NASA. It provides the ability to search by location name or postal code.

National Link
Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance Comments FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act, signed by President Obama on January 29, 2013, included a provision providing federally recognized tribal governments the option to directly request a presidential emergency or major disaster declaration without going through a state government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently processing tribal declaration requests using the state declaration regulations in order to allow tribes to take immediate advantage of the provision. FEMA is seeking to develop tribal-specific declarations procedures through consultation with tribal governments. Comments on the second draft of the Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance will be accepted until April 7, 2016.

National Link
United Nations Development Programme: Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations (UN) Development Programme

NDP helps develop the capacity of governments in over 60 countries to respond to disasters and mitigate the risk they pose. UNDP is guiding policy; training communities and first responders; helping planners; and integrating disaster risk reduction strategies into national development plans.

International Link
United Nations enable: Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Situations UN

Different populations may face similar risks of exposure to the negative effects of environmental and man-made disasters, but their actual vulnerability is dependent on their socio-economic conditions, civic and social empowerment, and access to mitigation and relief resources. Individuals with disabilities are disproportionately affected in disaster, emergency, and conflict situations due to inaccessible evacuation, response (including shelters, camps, and food distribution), and recovery efforts.

International Link