Families who have recently experienced a disaster are encouraged to use this toolkit to move toward financial recovery. The toolkit is available in three versions: Minnesota, North Dakota and non-state specific.
When facing the stress and financial challenges brought on by a disaster, families need resources—and they need them fast.
In 2022, the U.S. experienced 18 separate weather and climate disasters that cost $1 billion. That number puts 2022 in a three-way tie with 2017 and 2011 for the third-highest number of billion-dollar disasters in a calendar year, behind the 22 events in 2020 and 20 events in 2021. It was another year with a high diversity of destructive disasters including winter storm, wildfire, drought, flooding, tornado, tropical cyclone and severe weather/hail events.
Has your family recently experienced a natural disaster? Use the toolkit and video resources below to get started on the path toward financial recovery.
Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit
Financial Recovery After Disaster video series
This video series, along with the award-winning Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit, provides families with disaster recovery guidance.
Review how resiliency can help families through the disaster recovery process.
Finding the right help is key to short- and long-term financial recovery following a disaster.
Get action steps that can help you better understand your financial picture, and how to make the best decisions for your family.
Look at how insurance coverage operates and how it relates to the disaster recovery journey.
Explore the role that government organizations like FEMA and SBA play in disaster recovery efforts.
Get an overview of the different options you may encounter during disaster recovery.
Reviewed in 2023