The information provided on this page has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed as, nor substituted for, legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your situation.
This manual is a compilation of resource materials for lawyers responding to legal questions from those affected by disasters. This resource is meant for use by lawyers, but contains general information that may be useful for members of the public.
Baker Botts, a private law firm, has created this guide to crisis response that answers frequently asked questions. Topics include: FEMA assistance, insurance, renter's rights, replacing important documents, school rights, immigrant eligibility for disaster assistance, avoiding home repair fraud, small business administration loans, and other resources. Available in English and Spanish.
The use of generators, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause carbon monoxide to build up in a home, garage, or camper and poison the people and animals inside. Learn safety tips to prevent this.