The “Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters” includes information from leading organizations in preparedness and recovery such as:

  • risks from hurricanes and other natural disasters,
  • planning and preparing for a hurricane,
  • what to do after a storm,
  • the latest weather updates for your location,
  • and emergency contact information including who to call when a disaster occurs.

The Homeowner’s Handbooks are available free as a PDF download. An app version of the handbooks can be downloaded in the App Store or Google Play. Print copies are also  available by request. Contact us at for more information.

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Click on an image below to download a PDF version of the Homeowner’s Handbook for your state.

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Click on a button below to download the app, which also includes customizable checklists and the ability to sign up for push notifications to receive important disaster-related information.

The “Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters” was created by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, Gulf Sea Grant Programs, and state partners from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas with support from Smart Home America. The app version was developed with grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.