How to Prepare for an Emergency or Disaster for People with Disabilities and How to Get Help in the Aftermath

November 30, 2012 [Updated April 2, 2020]

Consider the options provided in this guide and check back with us. As we learn more about organizations that are assisting in relief efforts, we will list the information here on this guide. Bookmark our guide and remember to refresh the page on your browser each time you visit.

Are you prepared for an emergency or a disaster? Do you know what to include in an individual or family emergency survival kit or evacuation kit?

Do you know how to contact those who may assist you in an emergency or disaster?

Have you considered trying to assist people with disabilities in communities in time of disaster, but do not know how to go about it? See our guide at How to Donate or Provide Assistance for People with Disabilities

Select the Emergency Disaster topic of your choice from the links below:

How to Prepare for a Disaster for People with Disabilities, their Families and Caregivers

Safety During and in the Aftermath of a Disaster


Emergency Shelters

How to Get Help in the Aftermath of a Disaster

FEMA Information

Local Resources


New York

How to Deal Emotionally with a Disaster or Get Counseling

How to Contact Family or Friends During a Disaster