Emergency Preparedness Resources

A disaster can have more impact on people with disabilities than others in the community. Use these tools to make sure you and your family are prepared.

Step 1: Read about emergency preparedness to better understand it’s importance!

Disability Preparedness

Build your own emergency plan using the resources at ready.gov.

Accessible Emergency Preparedness Information

18 different emergency preparedness topics, formatted to be accessible to people who are Deaf, blind, or have limited vision.

Family Preparedness Guide

The Family Preparedness Guide can help you and your family to respond and recover from all kinds of emergencies.

For people with disabilities, chronic conditions and other special needs. Use this guide to get ready now.
Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Special Needs

Step 2: Make a plan to start getting yourself and your family prepared for an emergency!

Make a Plan!

Know what you and your family would do in an emergency. Make A Plan! walks you step-by-step through creating an emergency plan. If you have a disability or chronic condition, also click on the 'Functional Needs' link toward the bottom of the page for advice on how to include in your plan the things that will keep you safe and independent.

Step 3: Start preparing by doing one thing at a time!

Do 1 Thing

Being prepared for a disaster can seem like a big job. Many people don’t know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing, you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.