Resources and Information:

Local Assistance Center (LAC): a temporary facility established by local governments in the aftermath of a disaster to provide a centralized location for essential services and support. These centers are designed to assist individuals and families affected by disasters, such as natural events (earthquakes, floods, wildfires) or human-made incidents (industrial accidents, terrorist attacks).

Family Assistance Centers (FAC): a dedicated facility or operation established in the aftermath of a disaster or emergency to provide support and resources to individuals and families affected by the event. The primary goal of a Family Assistance Center is to offer a centralized location where those impacted can receive essential services, information, and emotional support in a compassionate and organized manner.

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC): FEMA often sets up DRCs in affected areas. These centers provide in-person support to disaster survivors. You can find the nearest DRC on the FEMA website.