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Natural disasters happen. When they do, Nationwide will be there to help after a catastrophe as you file your claims and start getting your life back on track.

We also work with other organizations and agencies whose main focus is disaster response and helping stricken communities to cope and rebuild.

We’ve listed the links to their websites below, where you can learn how to prepare for a natural disaster, and what to do during and after one.

American Red Cross

The Red Cross offers some excellent materials on disaster planning and recovery.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA has a wealth of information about preparing for and handling disasters.

Department of Homeland Security

Learn how to prepare your family for emergencies, both natural and man-made.

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

The IBHS offers disaster planning tips from the experts on reducing risk.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has forecasts, alerts, radar maps and safety information.

Your state government's website

Your state's official website may offer area-specific emergency and safety resources.

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The information contained herein is intended to provide insight into the Disaster Response/Recovery Process. This information is not intended to replace policy language that determines your coverage. If you have questions about your policy, please contact your agent.

Nationwide offers this information to help you make decisions that may help you mitigate your risk. Of course, we can't address every possible risk or guarantee these tips will work for you. However, we hope that you will consider which of these may help you in your efforts to protect your family and yourself.