Disaster Information

Part of Project REDD's goal is to provide informational resources about disaster, emergencies and disability to the public. Below are some links to helpful and informative websites and other electronic resources. For disability resources and services that have been specially designated for Hurricane Harvey visit the REDDy (Resources for Disasters and Disability) Directory.         

 

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 HURRICANE HARVEY

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HURRICANE HARVEY

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STATE / LOCAL

  • Mobile Tips for First Responders | Mobile website ideal for first responders in the field or anyone wanting to learn more about providing emergency assistance to people with disabilities.
  • Texas Disaster Resource Guide | Contains vital information to support people with disabilities in the midst of emergency or disaster.
  • Disaster Acronym Guide | CIC, DD, DMAT -- confused by all the acronyms? Print this list as a reference intended for both emergency management professionals and the disability community.
  • How to Get Help | Help with daily living needs, such as bathing, dressing, eating, shopping, laundry, or making meals. Help for caregivers who need a short break (respite services).
  • Texas Disaster Education Network (EDEN) | Educates citizens about disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services | Provides tips on how families can stay safe in the event of a natural disaster.
  • Your Texas Benefits | State benefit programs help people with little or no money who are in need. (SNAP food benefits | TANF Cash help | Health Care | Support Service)

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NATIONAL

  • CDC | The Center on Disease Control offers lots of resources and information about health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
  • Disability 911 | Disaster preparedness information for people with disabilities, families, independent living centers and other organizations on disaster
  • Disaster Assistance - access to disaster help and resources
  • Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities | Includes a progress report on Executive Order 13347
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) | Resources and information on emergencies and disasters from the Department of Homeland Security
  • Natural Hazards Center |  Since 1976, the Natural Hazards Center has served as a national and international clearinghouse of knowledge concerning the social science and policy aspects of disasters. The Center collects and shares research and experience related to preparedness for, response to, recovery from, and mitigation of disasters, emphasizing the link between hazards mitigation and sustainability to both producers and users of research and knowledge on extreme events.
  • Ready.gov | Provides preparndess information for indivauls with access & functional needs.
  • U.S. Geological Survey | provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. 

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INTERNATIONAL

  • United Nations | Information on global efforts for inclusive emergancy planning, repsonse and recovery
  • World Health Organization | Includes up-to-date information on emergency proepardness and humanitrian action on disasters worldwide.

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Page last updated: Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:07