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AAPCC (American Association of Poison Control Centers)


ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)


American Red Cross

USGS (U.S. Geological Society)

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Flood Insurance

the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (NFIP)


National Weather Service

Information on Homeland Security

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Institute for Business and Home Safety

National School Safety Center

National Fire Protection Association

Medic Alert

Help with Disabled People

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Small Business Administration

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Farm Service Agency

Growing Your Own Food in case of a Disaster/Emergency:

Master Gardener Programs are volunteer programs affiliated 

with a Cooperative Extension Service office and a land-grant university

that educates the public on gardening and horticultural issues.

Typically Master Gardeners answer questions via phone,

speak at public events and participate in community gardening displays.

Master Gardeners are active in 48 states in the United States and

four Canadian provinces.

It is estimated that there have been over 60,000 master gardeners.

The Master Gardener Program started in Seattle Washington in 1972,

in response to repeated requests for gardening information

from community members.

Once volunteers are accepted into a master gardener program

they are trained by Cooperative Extension office, university,

and local industry staff in subjects such as: plant taxonomy,

plant pathology, entomology, taxonomy, cultural growing requirements,

wildlife control, and integrated pest management.

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