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Emergency Preparedness

Disaster can strike at any time. It is important for people of all abilities to be prepared. Browse this page to find out how to make an emergency plan and an emergency kit.


New Tool! Disaster Preparedness

This module covers considerations for people with disabilities on what to do before, during and after an emergency. It is intended to be used by an individual supports someone with a disability or for an instructor teaching independent living skills. The module features discussion around home fires, floods, snowstorms and blizzards, tornadoes, and train derailments. The module also includes self-check questions for the facilitator and a pre/post test for the learner. Disaster Preparedness Module, PDF format

Disability Health II Project Emergency Preparedness Resources

NEW Disaster Preparedness Module PDF 1.6mb

Emergency Preparedness PDF 465kb
Be Ready - Emergency Kit for Service Animals and Pets PDF 316kb
Resources for People with Disabilities PDF 228kb

Communication Tips

Ten Commandments for Communicating with People with Disabilities PDF 65kb
Tips for Communicating with People Who are Deaf or Have a Hearing Loss PDF 232kb
Tips for Communicating with People with Intellectual Disabilities PDF 173kb
Tips for Communicating with People with Low Vision or Who are Blind PDF 232kb
Tips for Communicating with People with Mental Illness PDF 180kb
Tips for Communicating with People with Speech Disabilities PDF 231 kb
Tips for Communicating with People Who Use a Wheelchair or Mobility Device PDF 232kb

ND Special Needs Registry

http://www.nd.gov/ndsnr/
Fargo (701) 476-4016
Clay County (218) 299-5220
Grand Forks (701) 780-8213

Web Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/preparedness_month.htm#products

Ready.gov
http://www.ready.gov/

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/cfghome/grouphome

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/prep.html#.U_9Iz2MZz08

National Safety Council (NSC)
http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/SafetyObservances/Pages/NationalPreparednessMonth.aspx

Disaster Resistant Communities Group
http://www.drc-group.com/project/jitt.html#preparedness-individualswithdisabilities