Disaster relief: Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael is the most devastating storm to hit the Florida Panhandle since 2005. Georgia was also greatly affected, and the Carolinas are still poised for major storm damage.

While federal and state government will help, in these times of disaster we, as a union family, must respond as we have in past crises.

On this page you will find resources and links that can offer help in the wake of this disaster to fellow union members, friends, family and loved ones.



The AFT’s disaster relief fund is working to make sure that AFT members and the communities we serve receive help and relief during and after the hurricane. 


All AFT members are now covered by our Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy. Learn more here.


Colorín Colorado has information on how to help immigrant students and families understand and cope with natural disasters.

Share My Lesson has lesson plans to help you and your students understand and cope with natural disasters.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement has a helpful resource page on how school professionals can help support students in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Federal Student Aid has information for students and borrowers impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Food Research & Action center has information on how federal nutrition programs are responding to meet the needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.


The Center for Disease Control has an excellent section on natural disasters and severe weather. In particular, visit the section on floods. Included are resources on what do do after the storm, regarding hygiene, reentering your home, and more.

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