Natural Disaster Resources

Natural Disaster Resources

Disaster Information

Department of Education Disaster Recovery Unit

  • The Disaster Recovery Unit (DRU) coordinates disaster recovery work across the United States Department of Education (Department). The DRU supports K-12 and higher education school communitiesto restore learning following a Federally declared natural disaster. Additionally, the DRU manages work with other U.S. government agencies to ensure effective and efficient use of the Department's natural disaster recovery resources.
  • Natural Disaster email address (

Natural Disaster Contact Information for Higher Education Students and Student Loan Borrowers

The U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) offers 24-hour support to any citizen affected by natural disasters. The Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Disaster Distress Helpline

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Guidance for Educational Agencies, Schools, Postsecondary Institutions, and Grantees

Natural Disaster Resources

Resources for Restoring the Teaching and Learning Environment

Natural Disaster Information from other Federal Agencies