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How to Find Government Help After a Disaster

If you’ve been affected by natural disasters, resources are available to help you recover. Visit USA.gov for current disaster recovery information, like how to apply for disaster assistance, and information to help you recover and rebuild.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has information about how to apply for assistance after a natural disaster.

Donated supplies fill a hangar prior to being airlifted to areas in Japan affected by the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Atsugi base residents have donated more than 8,000 pounds of items, ranging from food to blankets, since the earthquake to provide disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to Japan as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jonathan Kulp/Released)
See more photos from Operation Tomodachi, the U.S. Navy’s disaster relief mission following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Tomodachi is Japanese for friend.
Donated supplies fill a hangar prior to being airlifted to areas in Japan affected by the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Atsugi base residents have donated more than 8,000 pounds of items, ranging from food to blankets, since the earthquake to provide disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to Japan as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jonathan Kulp/Released)

See more photos from Operation Tomodachi, the U.S. Navy’s disaster relief mission following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Tomodachi is Japanese for friend.