Useful links:

NOAA's National Weather Service

FCC License Search:

International Assoc. of Emergency Managers



Governor's Office of Indian Affairs

National Congress of American Indians

National Native American Law Enforcement Association

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

National Native American EMS Association

NW Portland Area Indian Health Board

Indian Health Service

Indian Affairs

American Indian Health Commission for Washington State



U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Region 10 (serving WA, OR, ID & AK)

FEMA Emergency Management Institute

Citizen Corps

US Department of Transportation

United States Department of Agriculture

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 US EPA Pollution Prevention & Toxics Tribal Environmental Program


Wa State

Washington State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC)

Washington State Emergency Managers Association

Access Washington Website

Washington State Emergency Management Division

Department of Ecology

Washington State Patrol

Dept of Health

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

WA Region One Homeland Security Council

Non-Govt Organizations

Red Cross

The Salvation Army

Volunteers of America, Western WA

Evergreen Safety Council


Hazards Planning

NOAA Center for Tsunami Research

 Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW)

USGS Washington Water Science Center

Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center

Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO)

National Atlas: Dynamic Maps of Potentially Active Volcanoes, WA

Cascadia Megathrust Earthquakes in PNW Indian Legend

Manage flood-related distress by building resilienceThis tip sheet provides simple and effective ways to strengthen resilience and thereby manage flood-related stress.


SAMHSA’s Tribal Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) Installment

This DBHIS installment, posted to our website, focuses on working with and information for tribal organizations. It is organized into four categories: (1) Disaster Recovery for Tribal Organizations, (2) Traditional Healing in Disaster Behavioral Health Response, (3) Suicide Preparedness and Response Information, and (4) Cultural Competence When Working with Tribal Populations. You can access this DBHIS installment on our website at this link,


Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: Managing Your Stress

This SAMHSA publication reviews the signs of stress following a traumatic experience as well as tips for how to relieve stress.


The flood is over. What do you do now?

This tip sheet for children explains normal flood-related stress reactions and how children can cope with their feelings. [PDF - 252 Kb]


What to do after the flood is over

This fact sheet provides tips to parents on how they can help children handle stress and fears after a flood. [PDF - 4609 Kb]


Heritage Preservation: Emergency Preparedness and Response for Native American Cultural Resources

This inventory is a tool for anyone seeking information on emergency preparedness for tribal and other cultural property. Included are links to several websites that can assist you in recovering items that may have been damaged from the flood.  It is a compilation of both native and non-native resources.


Be Red Cross ready: Returning home after a hurricane or flood

This fact sheet provides information on what to do upon returning home after a hurricane or flood. ReturningHomeAfterHurrFlood.pdf [PDF - 215 Kb]  

Key facts about hurricane and flood recovery: Protect your health and safety after a hurricane or flood

This fact sheet provides tips on how to remain safe and healthy after a flood. [PDF - 86.3 Kb]  

What is Trauma? A Guide for Parents

This pamphlet describes common trauma and disaster reactions for children based on age group. It has been adapted to be appropriate for tribal communities.


Dealing with the Effects of Trauma: A Self-Help Guide

This document is a self-help guide that contains information, ideas, and strategies that people from all over the country have found to be helpful in relieving and preventing troubling feelings and symptoms. The information in this booklet can be used safely along with other health care treatments.


Trauma in American Indian Communities

This document reviews PTSD in American Indian communities.


Preparedness Materials

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives

               This report from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) provides a synopsis of mental health needs, relevant cultural characteristics and traditions, perceptions about mental illness, and preferences for services and supports among American Indian and Alaska Natives. It also describes several mental health programs that have successfully tailored their services to meet the needs of diverse consumers and contains a comprehensive resource section with recommended readings and organizational resources.


Ready Indian Country

The goal of Ready Indian Country is to collaborate with tribal governments to build emergency management capability and partnerships to ensure continued survival of Tribal nations and communities. This site offers brochures, posters, and radio public service announcements to help individuals, families, and communities. They are customized by region to reflect the diverse local conditions and cultures found in Alaska and Indian Country. Click here for materials created for Tribes in the Northern Plains.