NCI Offers Support for Those Affected by Hurricanes or Other Natural Disasters
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is committed to helping those who have been affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters.
NCI resources are available to enable cancer care and research to continue even in the face of catastrophic events. Please continue to check this page for essential information updates, which will be provided as NCI continues to track the effect of these events on the patients, clinicians, and researchers we serve.
- Call 1-800-4-CANCER 1-800-4-CANCER ( 1-800-422-6237 1-800-422-6237 )
If people are displaced from their homes due to a disaster situation, the NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS) can offer assistance on where to receive care. The CIS also provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals.
CIS information specialists answer calls Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, in English or Spanish. Callers also have the option of listening to recorded information about cancer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Visit LiveHelp® online chat
NCI's Cancer Information Service and its LiveHelp program offer online assistance in English Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
- HHS Public Health Emergency
Health and safety information relevant to hurricanes from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- CDC (Hurricanes)
Emergency preparedness and response information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Ready America (Hurricanes)
Steps you can take to prepare your family, property, or business in the event of a hurricane, from the Ready.gov Web site maintained by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Information for the Research Community
- NCI Contacts for Grantees Affected by Hurricanes or Other Natural Disasters
Key program staff at the National Cancer Institute that grantees can contact for information and assistance in the event of research disruptions due to a hurricane or other natural disaster.