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Federal Financial Resources

Ready.gov
A resource from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ready.gov outlines common sense measures you can take to help your practice survive and recover from a catastrophic event.
http://www.ready.gov/business/

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Immediately following a disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will make cash grants of up to $26,000 per individual or household for lodging expenses, rent, home repair or renovation, and other disaster-related needs.
http://www.fema.gov/

U.S. Small Business Administration
In the wake of a hurricane, flood, earthquake, wildfire, tornado or other physical disaster, most of the Federal government's longer-term disaster assistance comes in the form of low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Even if you don't own a business, you may still be eligible for SBA financial assistance.
http://www.sba.gov

Small Business Development Centers Network
The SBA’s network of small business development centers (SBDCs) provide free and confidential business counseling services to help small businesses succeed. SBDC counselors are fully qualified to counsel you by phone, email, or in person, on any number of topics, including how to formulate a business recovery plan, locate disaster-related loans and grants, complete loan and grant applications, and understand how federal disaster assistance works.
http://www.asbdc-us.org/

U.S. Department of Labor
Disaster Unemployment Assistance for up to 26 weeks is available to individuals whose employment or self-employment was directly lost or interrupted due to a declared disaster.
http://www.workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/disaster.asp

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Hurricane Safety Products

Omark Safety Products
First aid supplies
515-278-5422
http://www.omarksafety.com/

Savannah Sales
Architectural specialty items to withstand hurricane forces; skylights, screens, doors, plywood clips, flood barriers and other related products
Toll free: 888-640-0850
http://www.hurricaneproducts.com/index.shtml

SecurityWorld.com
Makers of the Hurricane Wedge—a device to secure wood panels on windows
800-669-7328
http://www.securityworld.com

Storm Guard Window
Film products
Toll free: 888-306-7998
http://shattergard.com/stormgardhome.html

Storm Shield Hurricane Products
Supplies specialty screens that you can see through, but will still protect windows
Palm City, FL
Toll free: 888-393-8373
http://www.stormshield.net/

Therma-Tru Doors
Carries Florida Building Code approved products
800-843-7628
http://www.thermatru.com

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Professional Associations

American Society of Home Inspectors
800-743-2744
http://www.ashi.org/

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Public Agencies/Companies/Organizations

American Radio Relay League Inc (ARRL)
Associated with the National Association
of Amateur Radio Operators
Based in Newington, VT
860-594-0200
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pubservice.html

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Specific health information and guidance regarding CBR agents
800-311-3435
http://www.cdc.gov/

Emergency Preparedness and Response
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/

Check List for Infection Control Concerns
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/reopen_healthfacilities.asp

Reopening healthcare facilities closed due to extensive water and wind damage
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/reopen_healthfacilities.asp

Evironmental Protection Agency: Mold Resources
http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldresources.html

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Helpline: 800-525-0321
http://www.fema.gov/

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Health and safety guidance, publications and training information
http://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/homepage.HTML

National Flood Insurance Program
800-427-4661

OSHA
Keeping workers safe during clean up and recovery operations following hurricanes
http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/hurricaneRecovery.html

Salvation Army (Southern Division)
404-728-1300
http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org

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Publications

ADA Legal Documents
Natural Disasters and the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
Decision Tree: Breach Notification

ADA News
Emergency planning: Risk management experts tell dentists how (April 21, 2006)
Dental schools now offering disaster response CE (April 3, 2006)
Outline for mass disaster response: Local dental societies can tailor ADA plan to meet needs (Sept. 16, 2005)

American Red Cross
Provides community disaster education materials; produced to help people prepare for, respond to and cope with emergencies. (See Public Agencies and Organizations for local contact information.)

Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers
Published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Provides procedures and checklists for developing a building profile and performing preventive maintenance in commercial buildings.
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/largebldgs/baqtoc.html

Chemical, Biological, Radiological Incident Handbook
Unclassified document, published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), describing potential CBR events, recognizing potential CBR events, differences between agents, common symptoms and information for making preliminary assessments when a CBR release is suspected.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/cbr_handbook/cbrbook.htm

Family Preparedness Guide (State of Florida)
http://www.floridadisaster.org/

“In Case of Emergency (ICE)” booklet:
In the event of an emergency, having organized records at your fingertips can save time, money and frustration. To help organize your important records and bolster your emergency preparedness, ADA members may request an “In Case of Emergency (ICE)” booklet developed by Great-West Financial Insurance Company, underwriters of the ADA-sponsored Members Insurance Plans. For your FREE booklet, call 888.463.4545 or email ada@greatwest.com.

Institute for Business and Home Safety
Offers numerous downloadable and hard-copy publications with helpful information about storm resistant construction.
Tampa, FL
813-286-3400
http://www.ibhs.org/publications/

One-Stop Hurricane Resource Guide (Third edition)
Available from the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Produced in partnership with The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes—FLASH Inc.
877-352-3222

Open For Business—Disaster Recovery Folder
Published by the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Contains planning advice and holds important papers.
For a free, single copy, contact IBHS at 866-657-4247 or e-mail info@ibhs.org

What Should You Do If A Hurricane Threatens Your Community?
A simple brochure/guide to help you make the decision whether to ride out a storm, or evacuate—along with important tips about what to do in either case. Available from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
877-352-3222

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Recovery and Mental Health Assistance

American Psychiatric Association
Offers information of public interest and a directory of service providers.
703-907-7300
http://www.psych.org/

American Psychological Association
Comprehensive resources on coping with trauma.
800-374-2721
http://helping.apa.org/daily/traumaticstress.htm

National Institutes of Mental Health
Offers information on post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders.
866-615-6464
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

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Volunteering

American Red Cross
Contact and join your area's American Red Cross;
www.redcross.org

County Health Department
Contact your county health department and ask how you may assist if an event were to occur; Locate a CHD: www.doh.state.fl.us/chdsitelist.htm

Medical Reserve Corps
Contact and join your area's Medical Reserve Corps
www.medicalreservecorps.gov

National Incident Management System
Take the online course, National Incident Management System, Incident Command Structure 100. This course will familiarize you with the command structure implemented during a disaster.

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Weather Information—Online

Accu Weather
http://home.accuweather.com/adcbin/public/index.asp?partner=accuweather

Intellicast.com
Weather for active lives
http://www.intellicast.com/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – National Weather Service (NOAA)
http://www.noaa.gov/

The Weather Channel
http://weather.com

Weather Underground
http://www.wunderground.com/

Yahoo Weather
http://weather.yahoo.com/

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Weather Radios 

Midland, K.C., MO
Online source for Midland, NOAA weather radios
816-241-8500
http://www.midlandradio.com/

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