Washington, DC -  Tips from the FTC on how to prepare for, deal with, and recover from weather emergencies

The Federal Trade Commission has free information to help people prepare for, deal with, and recover from extreme weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.

The mobile-friendly website, ftc.gov/weatheremergencies, has four sections:

  • Preparing for a Weather Emergency
  • Staying Alert to Disaster-related Scams
  • Getting Back on Your Feet Financially
  • Resources

The site also provides Picking Up the Pieces after a Disaster, a customizable one-page handout, which includes key tips for consumers from the site. The handout lets people and organizations add local consumer protection and emergency service contacts, print copies, and distribute them throughout their communities.