Hurricane preparedness & relief
Hurricane season has started and communities in the Caribbean, up and down the Atlantic and in the Gulf coastal areas are all potentially in the hurricane zone.
While federal and state government will help, in these times of disaster we, as a union family, must respond as we have in past crises.
On this page you will find resources and links that can offer help in the wake of this disaster to fellow union members, friends, family and loved ones.
BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON
- Emergency Financial First Aid Kit consolidates all your vital information—including household identification, financial and legal documentation, medical information and household contacts—all in one place.
- Prepare Your Health: Personal Needs on on having items ready to go in case of evacuation, including medications and equipment, special foods, pet needs, etc.
- Preparing for a Hurricane or Other Tropical Storm from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
AFT Member Benefits
All AFT members are now covered by our Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy. Learn more here.
Resources for educators, students and families
Colorín Colorado has information on how to help immigrant students and families understand and cope with natural disasters.
Share My Lesson has lesson plans to help you and your students understand and cope with natural disasters.
Food Research & Action center has information on how federal nutrition programs are responding to meet the needs of those affected by natural disasters.
The Center for Disease Control has an excellent section on natural disasters and severe weather. In particular, visit the section on floods. Included are resources on what do do after the storm, regarding hygiene, reentering your home, and more.