Natural Disaster Resources
Below are resources and tips to help you and your family before, during and after a natural disaster.
What to do during and after a disaster
Your safety and wellbeing are top priorities. If you are impacted by a natural disaster, you can find support through our various benefit plan resources listed here:
If you’re on our medical plan, call BCBSIL (1-866-876-1989) to find a doctor or to help with a planned procedure that has been interrupted. You can also get access to a doctor by phone free of charge with Teladoc (1-855-225-5032).
If you need to replace your medications, call CVS (1-866-212-4752) or your pharmacy for assistance.
You may also want to register for disaster assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov.
Below are additional resources by situation from our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). You can also visit The American Red Cross for more resources for any type of disaster.
Preparing for a natural disaster
It’s hard to predict the unexpected, but we can plan for it. It’s important to have a clear approach for unanticipated emergency. Start planning ahead by making your emergency plan today:
Sign up for alerts and warnings in your area
Learn your evacuation zone and have an evacuation plan
Preparing children for emergencies
Children can be particularly impacted by the fear that surrounds a natural disaster, so having a fearless way to prepare them for the unexpected should be a high priority. Here are resources to help prepare children for various emergencies:
Sesame Street Fire Safety Program for preschool children (U.S. Fire Administration)
Ready Wrigley (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
National Weather Service Education (National Weather Service)