If A Disaster Strikes


  • If you are instructed to take shelter immediately, do so at once.


  • Listen to the radio or television for the location of emergency shelters. Note those that are accessible to those with physical disabilities and those that have other disability friendly assistance features such as TTY lines.


  • Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.


  • Take your disaster supplies kit.


  • Lock your home.


  • Use travel routes specified by local authorities and don't use shortcuts because certain areas may be impassable or dangerous.


  • Confirm upon arrival at an emergency shelter that it can meet your special care needs.


  • Inform members of your support network and out-of-town contact of your location and status.