Hurricane Season Resources

When hurricanes occur, members, non-members and other organizations frequently contact ACEP to determine what role or action ACEP is taking to provide relief or coordinate assistance during hurricane season.

ACEP is a non-profit, professional medical association that is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public.

ACEP is not a disaster relief organization and does not coordinate physician relief efforts.

However, we do offer guidance for health care professionals interested in assisting disaster medical response for hurricanes and other disasters.


Lessons Learned

Best Practices From Hurricane Sandy

These best practices learned from recent disasters can help identify ways to better prepare healthcare professionals, medical facilities, and public health departments for future events.

ACEP Resources

Disaster Resources

Disaster medicine is the area of medical specialization serving the dual areas of providing health care to disaster survivors and providing medically related disaster preparation, disaster planning, d...

Regional Resources


Alabama Emergency Management

Alabama EMA provides timely and accurate information for senior elected officials and the general public. The Agency also manages the flow of state/federal/private resources, services, and personnel t...


Florida Emergency Management

Florida Division of Emergency Management is working together to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts.


Georgia Emergency Management

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency coordinates the state’s preparedness, response and recovery efforts to disasters. As part of the Office of the Governor, GEMA/HS operates ...


Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for coronavirus

Officials across the U.S. South are still scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans to the coronavirus. The big unknown: Where will people fleeing storms go?


Louisiana Emergency Management

Louisiana is a high-risk State for emergency events and disasters. In addition to numerous natural disasters – hurricanes, floods, high winds and others – that threaten our State, we are home to criti...


Mississippi Emergency Management

Our mission is to safeguard Mississippi and her citizens by fostering a culture of preparedness, executing timely response during disaster, and quickly restoring quality of life post event.

North Carolina

North Carolina Emergency Management

Our mission: Safeguard and preserve the lives and property of the people of North Carolina through prevention, protection, and preparation with integrity and honor

South Carolina

South Carolina Emergency Management

SCEMD's mission: The South Carolina Emergency Management Division leads the state emergency management program by supporting local authorities to minimize the loss of life and property from all-hazard...


Texas Adjusting Hurricane Response Plans Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

If 2020 has not been chaotic enough, Monday marked the start of hurricane season and experts are predicting a busy one with as many as a half dozen major hurricanes.

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