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Disaster Resources

Virginia Resources

Virginia Department of Emergency management

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

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Supreme Court of Virginia Pandemic Flu Preparedness Commission

Pandemic Influenza Bench Book for Virginia’s Judicial System

 

VSB Resources


Virginia Free Legal Answers - This free service, which connects eligible Virginians to licensed attorneys online, is periodically available to all residents in need of advice and counsel related to issues stemming from natural disasters.

Virginia Lawyer Referral ServiceThe Virginia Lawyer Referral Service connects you to a lawyer for a half-hour consultation for $35. After some natural disasters, the VLRS hosts an emergency services hotline allowing those affected by a natural disaster to speak to an attorney about their emergency legal needs for free.

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Federal Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
Disaster Assistance page

FEMA – Individual Disaster Assistance for individuals

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Disaster Distress Hotline
1-800-985-5990

Department of Homeland Security
1-202-282-8000

Government Benefits search
1-800-FED-INFO (333-4636)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources
Public Health and Medical Emergency Support
1-877-696-6775

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
1-800-394-3366

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Disaster Assistance Hotline
1-866-562-5227

 

Other Bar Resources

American Bar Association Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness

American Bar Association Formal Opinion 482 on Ethical Obligations Related to Disasters

National Disaster Legal Aid

 

Non-Profit Agencies

American Red Cross
1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767)

American Red Cross – Safe and Well (Missing Persons Registries)
1-866-GET-INFO

United Way Worldwide

Updated: Sep 24, 2018