Preparedness for the Deaf

Emergencies can occur at any time and any place. This makes preparedness critical to all citizens, and the deaf are no different. Be ready, have a plan and know what to do in an emergency. It could save your life.

Disaster Preparedness - For Seniors by Seniors guide

Download the Preparedness Brochure (PDF, 173KB)

Learn the steps that you should take to prepare for emergencies, and begin your journey toward self-sufficiency in disasters.


Disaster Preparedness Video for the deaf

ASL Preparedness Video

Working with the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, students from Gallaudet University have created a video where they describe how to create an Emergency Preparedness Kit.


Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs guide

Emergency Notification Resources (PDF, 171KB)

One of the most important parts of your preparedness plan is keeping informed of imminent disasters. This resource list will help you located a notification system for you in your area.