The Disaster Alert Center
Use the page below to stay up to date on when large-scale disasters strike, and the actions being taken in response.
Safeguard strives to continually provide the most current information on disasters as they occur. No matter the form they take — fires, tornadoes, hurricanes or floods — all of them can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your assets.
Everything you need in times of distress.
National Coastal County ZIP Code Resource
It is possible to provide a visual representation of a weather event's “cone” and potential impacts. Typically, the greatest impacts are felt within coastal areas.
In response, Safeguard has compiled a national "coastal shoreline county" ZIP Code list as determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
MBA Releases Disaster Recovery Guide
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has created Disaster Recovery: A Resource for Homeowners. This consumer-facing informational guide outlines homeowner disaster preparedness and steps to recovery, including who to engage for individual mortgage communication, how to navigate the insurance process, and what forms of aid and disaster loans are generally available.
All Disaster Alerts
Biden Issues Emergency Declaration in Mississippi and Alabama Tornado that Killed Dozens
President Biden issued an emergency declaration early Sunday after tornadoes devasted areas of Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe and Sharkey counties in Mississippi.
March 26 2023
New Orleans Area Tornadoes Leave Widespread Damage
Much of the New Orleans, LA and surrounding areas will be assessing damage today after destructive tornadoes tore through on Wednesday 12/14.
December 15 2022
Nicole Weakens to a Tropical Storm After Striking Florida’s East Coast as the First U.S. Hurricane in November in Nearly 40 Years
Nicole has weakened to a tropical storm after striking Florida’s east coast as the first hurricane to hit the U.S. in November in nearly 40 years.
November 10 2022
Hurricane Warning Issued In Florida as Nicole becomes Tropical Storm
Tropical Storm Nicole is forecast to make landfall in Florida as a hurricane or a strong tropical storm, but its impacts including prolonged coastal flooding, beach erosion, strong winds, high surf, rip currents and heavy rain will encompass a much larger area of the Southeast.
November 8 2022
Hurricane Ian Eyewall Moving Ashore; Catastrophic Florida Strike Begins
Hurricane Ian is nearing landfall as one of Florida’s most intense hurricanes on record, expected to produce catastrophic storm surge, destructive winds and flooding rainfall.
September 28 2022
Hurricane Ian Heads into Gulf, Targets Florida as Major Hurricane
Hurricane Ian grew to a category 3 hurricane Tuesday morning with a projected path that sees the storm making landfall near Tampa Bay, FL late Wednesday or early Thursday.
September 27 2022
Florida Braces for Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified Monday as it barreled toward Florida, threatening danger storm surges in places not used to getting hit directly by a hurricane.
September 26 2022
Tropical Depression Nine Could Become Major Hurricane Threat for Florida
Tropical Depression Nine is tracking through the Caribbean Sean and may become a serious hurricane threat for the southeast U.S. next week.
September 23 2022
Puerto Rico Suffers Total Black Out as Hurricane Fiona Brings Threat of Flooding, Mudslides
Hurricane Fiona has knocked out power to all of Puerto Rico as the category one storm threatens flooding and mudslides on the islands.
September 18 2022
‘Get Out Now’: Mayor Urges Residents to Flee Ahead of Rising River Waters in Mississippi
With Mississippi’s Pearl River threatening to flood streets and homes within the next 48 hours, Jackson residents are being told to flee.
August 28 2022
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