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American Red Cross
- Provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief initiatives including feeding stations, first aid, temporary shelter, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, food, clothing, emergency transportation, home repairs and medical supplies.
The Salvation Army
- Provides emergency aid including mass and mobile feeding, temporary shelter, counseling, search and rescue, medical assistance and resource distribution.
- Works with local government and health agencies to distribute medical supplies so they can provide as much life-saving care as possible. AmeriCares remains in the disaster-affected area until the health system recovers.
- Founded in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, SBP's main objective is to shrink the time between the initial disaster and the recovery/rebuilding phase.
- The nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, the network provides food and supplies to communities affected by natural disasters.
Volunteers of America
- Engages in initial response services aimed at meeting the critical needs of disaster victims.
National Organization for Victim Assistance
- Provides mitigation services for individuals and families who experience trauma after a disaster.
- Combining the skills of military veterans with those of first responders and medical professionals, this flooding-oriented organization operates in areas considered too dangerous by other disaster relief organizations.
- Emergency response teams bring lifesaving relief after a hurricane hits, including medicines and nutrition supplements for children and nursing mothers; tents and temporary shelters for families, and more.
All Hands and Hearts
- Helps to meet the short and long term needs of disaster-affected communities. It works with community members to build disaster-resilient schools, homes and infrastructure..
Have you been a victim of a natural disaster, or are you volunteering to assist in the aftermath? A discussion is available at ASCE Collaborate to offer your experiences.
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Urban Flooding Collection
Eight journal papers and an ASCE Press book
Storm Surge and Wind Damage Collection
Eight journal papers, an ASCE Press book chapter, and a
Hurricane Collection - Risks and Hazards
Six journal papers, two conference proceedings, and four
Included in the collection:
ATC-45 Field Manual: Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods
Guidelines and procedures prepared and issued by the Applied Technology Council
Addressing Flood Risk: A Path Forward for Texas After Hurricane Harvey
ASCE Texas Section report on lessons learned and recommendations
Flood Risk Management: Call for a National Strategy
Prepared by the Task Committee on Flood Safety Policies and Practices of ASCE
Guiding Principles for the Nation's Critical Infrastructure