For nationwide pandemic updates.
The de facto authority on all things disease-related is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s got a budget in the billions, and almost half of employees hold advanced degrees. Yep, masks are still good to wear.
For all things environment and weather-related.
With almost 7,000 engineers and scientists, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides real time weather forecasts, storm warnings, and climate monitoring. Great for hurricanes coming!
For all things news-related.
Founded in 1846 and the winner of 54 Pulitzer Prizes, The Associated Press is a respected non-profit news cooperative that’s known for factual, centered reporting, devoid of most politicizing. The AP often reports before anyone.
For training courses and helping others.
From disaster relief to preparedness education, American Red Cross can help you find an emergency shelter, get you certified for CPR, AED, or BLS, as well as help you donate or volunteer worldwide.
For information on the local level.
Do some research and make sure you’ve got your local fire and police department on speed dial, and you’re signed up for all alerts from emergency management in your city, county, and state. They’re on the front lines!