Special Needs Preparedness

Emergency & Disaster Preparedness
People with special needs should include those considerations in their emergency and disaster preparedness planning. It is important to remember that the usual methods of support and assistance may not be available for some time during an evacuation and after the disaster has occurred. 

Make a personal disaster plan to help organize necessary information and activities during and after a disaster and share your disaster plan with your support network. Keep copies of your disaster plan in your disaster supplies kit, car, wallet (behind driver's license or primary identification card), and wheelchair pack or at work, etc. View other action steps to prepare for a disaster. For evacuation assistance, complete our Special Needs Evacuation Assistance Registration.

Online Resources
A number of excellent online resources are available to help people with disabilities and caregivers to prepare for emergency situations.

EMA Director

Duane Davis (812) 358-6110 email