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Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can affect everyone.  

If you plan ahead, you and your family can be prepared for any type of emergency.  If you have special needs you may need extra preparation.  Create your own unique PREParation for Emergency and Recovery plan.

Click on the link below to download a PREP plan that you can complete to be better prepared in the event of an emergency.

Download PREP plan

Resources

  • Children have unique health, mental health, and treatment needs. When there is a disaster, children need to be cared for by a health professional who has been trained to respond quickly and appropriately. The American Academy of Pediatrics is actively involved in disaster preparedness at all levels.
  • American Red Cross It is important to know your plans ahead of time so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. The booklet gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and maintaining these plans for people with mobility problems or who have hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities.
  • Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network is designed to promote awareness among emergency responders and all people with disabilities.
  • Enable US produces accessible educational events for emergency management and disability communities. enableUS partners with government agencies, non-profits, associations, NGO's, and the private sector to empower these communities to prepare and respond to emergency situations.
  • National Center for Disaster Preparedness Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: research and policy analysis in planning for, responding to and recovering from disasters.
  • Ready America A disaster may require sheltering-in-place at home or evacuating to an emergency shelter or other form of temporary housing.  This website helps find shelters and temporary housing.
  • ReadyNC provides North Carolinians with information to prepare for all types of emergencies.
  • Ready.gov The Ready Campaign of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), educating and empowering Americans to prepare for emergencies
  • Yellow Key Realty has developed an excellent overview for preparing your home for natural disasters.