Disaster Resources

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

Title Sort descending Year Organization Description Geography Website
Drought in Oregon Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

Drought occurs when rain, snow and other precipitation are lower than average for an extended period of time. Oregonians are familiar with drought, but climate changes are likely to increase the duration and effects. The health impacts of drought are numerous and far reaching. Some drought-related health effects are experienced in the short-term and can be directly observed and measured. However, the slow rise or chronic nature of drought can result in longer term, indirect health risks that are not always easy to anticipate or monitor.

Oregon, Northwest Link
Extreme Heat 2021 Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. An important goal of this web site is to provide easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations, assisting ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.

Oregon, Northwest Link
Flooding 2019 Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. Flood effects can be local - impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large - affecting entire river basins and multiple states. Provides step-by-step directions on preparing for a flood, what to do during, and what to do after.

Oregon, Northwest Link
2017 Oregon Public Health Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Summary 2017 Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

Natural and human-caused hazards affect individuals, communities, health care facilities and public health systems. In Oregon, potential hazards include winter storms, heat waves, earthquakes, tsunamis, emerging infections, pandemics and bioterrorism. Public health agencies and communities should be prepared to respond to and recover from these hazards. Hazard vulnerability assessments (HVAs) can inform public health emergency preparedness planning. HVAs help communities recognize relevant hazards and take steps to deal with them. This helps lessen the impact on the community when a public health emergency unfolds.

Oregon, Northwest, Pacific Northwest Link
2022-2026 FEMA National Tribal Strategy 2022 FEMA

The National Tribal Strategy provides FEMA and Tribal Nations with the necessary roadmap to pursue and achieve shared priorities to support tribal communities before, during and after disasters. FEMA developed the strategy to address its responsibilities to build, enhance and sustain its relationships with tribal communities.

National Link
Accelerate R2 Network Challenge 2020 DOC

Deadline Passed. Most Recent Deadline: 3/11/2020. EDA, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), is seeking applications from eligible parties to create a strategic nationwide network of organizations working to address disaster response and resiliency (R2) challenges with innovative technologies. The Accelerate R2 Network Challenge seeks to create a nationwide network or networks that will enable and support innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors to bring transformative technologies into the response and resiliency markets.

National Link
Addressing Climate Change Impacts through Disaster Planning 2015 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
Advanced Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer 2018 The Oregon Department of Forestry

The Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer is designed to increase wildfire awareness, give a comprehensive view of wildfire risk and local fire history, and educate users about wildfire prevention and mitigation resources. The site provides decision support for homeowners, communities, and professionals to identify and prioritize local fire prevention and mitigation efforts.

Oregon Link
Aid and International Development Forum: Disaster Relief 2019 Aid and International Development Forum

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is the world 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
American Red Cross: How to Prepare for Emergencies 2022 American Red Cross

Everyone knows the Red Cross helps people during emergencies. But you may not know that it’s also part of our mission to help you help yourself! Becoming “Red Cross Ready” for an emergency means following our simple steps in advance to ensure you can weather a crisis safely and comfortably. Being prepared may not prevent a disaster, but it will give you confidence to meet the challenge.

National, International Link
Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation 2022 USGCRP, FGDC, DOI, NOAA

Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA) integrates information from across the federal government to help people consider their local exposure to climate-related hazards. People working in community organizations or for local, Tribal, state, or Federal governments can use the site to help them develop equitable climate resilience plans to protect people, property, and infrastructure. The site also points users to Federal grant funds for climate resilience projects, including those available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

National Link
Coastal Flood Exposure Maps Tutorial 2022 NOAA

This self-paced tutorial demonstrates how to use NOAA’s online Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper to create easy-to-understand maps that depict community vulnerability. Select step-by-step instructions for creating, storing, and sharing local flood exposure maps. View the entire video (about an hour) or use the interactive table of contents to select sections of interest.

US coastlines Link
Coastal Resiliency Index: A Community Self-Assessment 2021 NOAA and others

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

National, International Link
Community Based Adaptation to a Changing Climate 2015 EPA

Communities are facing a changing world- a world of warmer temperatures , less predictable weather patterns, and rising sea levels. While impacts vary by location, these and other impacts threaten the reliable delivery of many community services. This resource discusses how climate change is affecting community services, presents sample adaptation strategies, gives examples of successful community adaptation actions, and provides links to other key federal resources.

National Link
Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance [for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works] 2012 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 Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish (ELAP) 2022 USDA, FSA

ELAP provides financial assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish for losses due to disease, certain adverse weather events or loss conditions, including blizzards and wildfires, as determined by the Secretary. ELAP assistance is provided for losses not covered by other disaster assistance programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, such as losses not covered by the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

National Link
Emergency Management Institute: Tribal Curriculum 2022 FEMA

The Tribal Curriculum is a series of courses designed with Tribal people, for Tribal Governments, in order to meet the unique emergency management needs of these Sovereign Nations with regard to tribal culture, tradition, sovereignty and governance.

National Link
Emergency Preparedness Handbook for Tribal Governments 2014 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
EPA Region 10 Guidance for Preparing Tribal Emergency Response Plans 2004 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
Essential Guide to Flood Planning & Preparation Polygon


International Link
FEMA and Tribal Nations: A Pocket Guide 2014 FEMA

This guides provides information and resources that may be helpful to Tribal partners. The guide explains the Agency's policies related to tribal engagement, outlines key FEMA programs and how they specifically relate to federally-recognized tribes, and provides contact information for the Agency's tribal liaisons.

National Link
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning Online Guide 2022 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 2022 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 2013 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 Preparedness Resources for Tribes 2021 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) 2021 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 Affairs 2022 FEMA

Tribal governments and their members are an essential part of our nation’s emergency management team. Effective relationships with tribes are necessary to fulfill FEMA’s mission of working together to improve our nation’s disaster preparedness and response. FEMA is committed to supporting Indian Country in its efforts to build more resilient and better prepared communities.
Along with the need to ensure the safety of tribal communities and tribal lands in the face of disasters, FEMA shares the U.S. government’s unique nation to nation relationship with federally recognized tribes. FEMA acknowledges the sovereignty of federally recognized tribes and is committed to enhancing our working relationship with tribal governments to improve emergency and disaster responsiveness throughout Indian Country.

National Link
FEMA Tribal Mitigation Plan Review Guide 2016 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

This supersedes the 2010 Tribal Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance. The purpose of this Guide is to mitigation plan reviewers so that they can assess tribal mitigation plans in a fair and consistent manner and to ensure that approved tribal mitigation plans meet the requirements at Title 44 CFR Part 201, including 44 CFR, § 201.7, Tribal Mitigation Planning.

National Link
Flooded Homes Cleanup Guidance 2022 EPA

The EPA has recently shared this 'Flooded Homes Cleanup Guidance' webpage that includes many resources related to clean up a home after flooding, how to protect your health when doing so, and links to financial assistance and hazard mitigation.

National Link
GAO Emergency Management Report: FEMA Has Made Progress since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, but Challenges Remain 2015 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