Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.

 Making A Family Emergency Plan


Preparing Makes Sense For People With Disabilities and Special Needs 



The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies from fires and floods to potential terrorist attacks. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, you and your loved ones can be better prepared.

Read more information about emergency preparedness for people with disabilities and special needs.

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities


Preparing For An Emergency With Pets

Many households have one or more animals that will also be affected by an emergency.  When making your plan, be sure to include food and resources for your dogs, cats, and other animals.

More about preparing for your pets