Recovering From a Disaster

Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful. This section offers some general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community and your life back to normal.

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  • Helping others

    The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than after a disaster. People want to help. Here are some general guidelines on helping others after a disaster:

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    Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
    1150 Hanna Road
    Ballwin, MO 63021
    Mark Diedrich, Director
    Telephone: (314) 615-9500

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      United Way 211
      Red Cross Ready Rating
      Meramec Valley Citizens Corp Council
    St. Louis County SkyWarn Program
    St. Louis Metro Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
      Missouri State Emergency Management (SEMA)
      FEMA Brochures and Publications
      National Weather Service
      Code 1000 Documentation