Recovery Assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria - Asistencia para la Recuperación de los Huracanes Harvey, Irma y María

The U.S. Department of Labor is assisting in the recovery efforts in communities affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Department of Labor support includes the following workplace safety, income, and job assistance.

 

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

DUA provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States and who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The Employment Administration (ETA) is assisting and administrating the DUA.

State Information and Assistance Pages

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

DUA provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States and who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The Employment Administration (ETA) is assisting and administrating the DUA.

State Information and Assistance Pages

The U.S. Department of Labor is assisting in the recovery efforts in communities affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Department of Labor support includes the following workplace safety, income, and job assistance:

Hazards from weakened and damaged trees, downed power lines, high water, and other dangers remain from hurricanes. We urge citizens to be mindful of instructions from state and local officials. Individuals in declared counties can register online for disaster assistance at www.fema.gov or call FEMA's toll free registration line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362); for the hearing impaired TTY 800-462-7585.

Public Service Announcements

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on Safety During Hurricane Recovery Operations
English [MP3]
Spanish [MP3]

 

Additional PSAs on Safety During Hurricane Recovery Operations
Flooding
English [MP3]
Spanish [MP3]
Electrical
English [MP3]
Spanish [MP3]
Chainsaws
English [MP3]
Spanish [MP3]
Falls
English [MP3]
Spanish [MP3]
Mold
English [MP3]
Spanish [MP3]
Employment & Wages During
Natural Disasters & Recovery

English [MP3]
Spanish [MP3]

Fact Sheets on Natural Disaster Recovery

Cleanup Hazard
[HTML] / [PDF] / [En Español]
Flood Cleanup
[HTML] / [PDF] / [En Español]
Downed Electrical Wires
[PDF]
Employment & Wages Under Federal Law During Natural Disasters & Recovery
[HTML] / [PDF] / [En Español] / [In Chinese] / [In Vietnamese]
Fungi
[HTML] / [PDF] / [En Español]
Falls
[PDF] / [En Español]
Electrical
[PDF] / [En Español]
Chainsaws
[PDF] / [En Español]
Tree Trimming
[PDF] / [En Español]

Other Resources

FEMA.gov

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Ready.gov

Ready.gov explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

 

USA.gov

USA.gov is providing a one-stop page for hurricane-related information from federal agencies.

Benefits.gov

As the official benefits website of the Federal government, Benefits.gov provides citizens with easy, online access to over 1,000 government benefit and assistance programs from 17 partner agencies.

Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP)

The mission of the DAIP is to ease the burden on disaster survivors by providing them with a mechanism to access and apply for disaster assistance through the collaborative efforts of federal, state, tribal, local and nonprofit partners.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Hurricane Harvey will affect Gulf Coast states. Maps and tables are available for hurricane flood zones that may impact businesses.

News Releases