Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complications. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. Emergency Preparedness for People with a Disability (PDF) gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date. These tips provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets and home hazards.

There are many disabilities that require extra planning during an emergency. Here are some guides that may assist you in your emergency preparations.


Make sure that you check your kit and replenish/swap supplies as needed. An easy way to remember is to check your kit when you change your clocks.
Download: Preparedness for people with a disability