Disaster Links


You can find additional American Sign Language preparedness videos with tips for specific natural and man-made disasters at the following links:

Other Resources

Braile Documents

General emergency preparedness documents are also available in the following braille formats:

Communications Board Printables

Educational Materials

  • Educational Materials for People with Disabilities
    National Fire Protection Association, revised June 2016
    Webpage with links to several webpages and documents related to fire safety for people with disabilities, as well as resources for emergency planners and public educators.


Personal Preparedness

  • American Red Cross Informative apps
    American Red Cross, updated 2021Webpage listing many preparedness-related apps from the ARC, including an app specifically for kids aged 7-11.
  • FEMA Mobile
    Federal Emergency Management Agency, updated November 2, 2020One-stop shop app for emergency preparedness which includes emergency alerts, preparedness tips, and disaster resources.
  • Help Kids Cope
    Google Play, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, updated February 12, 2020An app designed to assist parents in talking to their children about different disasters they may experience or have already experienced.

Preparedness Tools

If you need to leave your home, be ready to go as quickly as possible. Having a Go Bag in an accessible place ensures that you and your family are prepared for whatever situation arises.  

Get Two Weeks Ready

Government Disaster Relief Resources:

  • American Red Cross – Find help in your area. Find an open shelter, search the safe and well listings, and read disaster recovery guides.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency – FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
  • Find a Disaster Recovery Center Near You – A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to your case.
  • Contact Your Local Emergency Information Management Office – Some local emergency management offices maintain registers of people with disabilities so you can be located and assisted quickly in a disaster. Contact your local emergency management agency to see if these services exist where you live or visit ready.gov to find links to government offices in your area.