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 Emergency Preparedness


Your ability to recover from an emergency tomorrow may depend of the planning and preparation you do today. This page is to
provide information to individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs so they are able to plan for emergencies before they happen.
 
•  Download the FEMA app to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service.
•  Build an Emergency Supply kit using this FEMA checklist here.
 
Click here for a 2-minute video brought to you by the Ready Campaign and Ad Council showing people with disabilities taking charge to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies. The Public Service Announcement emphasizes the Ready Campaign’s four building blocks of preparedness - Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved. This PSA is available with open caption, certified deaf interpreter (CDI) and open caption, and with CDI, open caption and audio descriptions.
 
Your local emergency managers may tell you to shelter in place or evacuate during a disaster. Dana Robison from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains what it means to shelter in place, preparing yourself and family to evacuate and about what to expect at a shelter during a disaster in American Sign Language (ASL). Click here for a 4-minute video brought to you by FEMA about shelters and evacutations during a disaster.
 
Click here to be linked to resources from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency designed specifically for individuals with disabilities. 
 
For the most immediate information during an emergency situation, please contact the Mississippi Emergency Management Association.  Click here to link to their website.

Each county in Mississippi has a full or part-time emergency management program appointed by local government. Click here to view a list from MEMA that will allow you to see who your emergency management/civil defense director is and how to contact them. 
 
 
Click here for the ADA checklist for emergency shelters.