Rebuilding And Reconstruction After A Disaster
Learn About Your Issue
This category concerns legal issues in rebuilding homes, business properties, and regional plans after a natural disaster. This includes dealing with building regulations and other utility and infrastructure issues. Issues in this category include property buy-outs, insurance policies, and different governments' rules.
Common Legal Issues After a Disaster
This resource covers housing, consumer, finance after a disaster, family and educational issues, disaster programs and benefits, employment and unemployment after a disaster, wills, estates and guardianships, and other public health emergency issues after a disaster.
Disaster Declarations - State And Federal
A Disaster Declaration is a formal statement by a public official (i.e. Mayor, County Judge, or Governor) that a disaster or emergency situation exceeds their response capabilities. Based on the Governor's request, the President may declare that a major disaster or emergency exists. This activates an array of Federal programs to assist in the response and recovery effort.
Disaster Insurance Claim Guide
Information for home & flood insurance after a disaster; how to file an insurance claim; working with insurance adjusters; and consumer complaints.
Housing After A Disaster
A guide to the legal issues a person may encounter in housing after a natural disaster. This includes information for homeowners and renters.
Other Emergency Issues After A Disaster
This category concerns legal problems that might emerge after a disaster event as other emergency issues. This includes: Finding Missing Persons After a Disaster, Disaster Services and Information, Emergency Rule Modifications, Rebuilding and Reconstruction After a Disaster.
Preparing For A Disaster
It is important to plan ahead for disasters. The more you prepare ahead for a disaster, the faster and easier it may be to recover. If you are experiencing the effects of a disaster, you may face different legal problems. This includes information for how to prepare in advance for a disaster and for disaster survivors. A disaster event requires immediate attention and quick remedial action. A disaster involves injury, loss of life, damage to property, or catastrophic interference with normal activities. This information includes how to prepare to deal with sudden, unexpected, or impending situations where a disaster may occur.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans
Information on disaster loans provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration and how to apply.