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Long term planning after the earthquake

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Long term water, food and shelter will be needed after an earthquake if it is one that creates lots of destruction.

Keep in mind many of the agencies that are local may not be open if they were affected. As always, it is best to assume that YOU need to take care of yourself and your family and not rely on anyone else.

Applying for assistance after an earthquake

It may be that you need to apply for some type of assistance after a disaster strikes. There are billions of dollars available through many sources to help you get back on your feet. They will help you with living expenses, health care, housing, legal aid, college tuition and job training. You can also go to the 2-1-1 Call Center and search for your town or city and 211 will assist you in finding the resources you need.

Agricultural needs

USDA funds are provided to researchers to address national problems and needs related to agriculture, the environment, human health and well being, and communities

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American Disability Act

Many resources can be found on the American Disability Act site. They have resources for health care, transportation, education and employment.

Health Care Assistance

Read through all of the sections in this chapter to give you a full sense of the kind of help that is out there--and then apply for anything related to your medical concerns. Remember, too, that many major medical illnesses
long term planning after earthquakes(cancer, heart disease, arthritis, etc.) have nonprofit groups (American Cancer Association, American Heart Association, etc.) that can help you to find not only information on treatments and doctors, but can guide you to special funds for expenses (when available). 


Often pharmaceutical companies have programs for free or discounted prescription drugs. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance and Free Medicine are two places where you can apply for assistance. Some doctors and hospitals have a sliding scale that will give you the opportunity to pay your bill at a lower rate. Also some hospitals have programs that you can barter for services or have your bills forgiven.