During a disaster or emergency, people with disabilities often have more things to think about to plan for their needs. They may need to find a shelter that is accessible or bring batteries or chargers for communication devices and assistive technology. It may be harder for them to evacuate. Planning ahead saves lives.
If you have a disability or care for someone who does, you can take steps to prepare for emergencies.
If you are a government organization or work in emergency management, you need to plan for how your agency will support people with disabilities.
Do you have questions about emergency preparedness? Our technical assistant specialists are here to help, Monday to Friday.
You can contact us by phone, email, or online form.
We also offer trainings, webinars, and online courses.