Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
Severe winter weather notice: Most of Texas will experience below freezing temperatures this week. To learn what you can do to prepare, and for information about warming centers throughout the state, see our Prepare Now for Freezing Temperatures blog post.
For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Videos in ASL Page.
Disability Rights Texas works to help Texans with disabilities prepare for, and recover from, disasters and emergencies. Below you’ll find information about your rights, how to stay safe, who can help you, and more.
Make sure to sign up for local emergency alerts and have local emergency numbers available in case a disaster strikes.
If you need legal assistance because you believe your rights are being violated, please see our How to Apply for Services page.
Emergency Ready Sheet
The Emergency Ready Sheet helps people with disabilities keep important information in one place in case a disaster or emergency strikes. Continue reading “Emergency Ready Sheet”
How Do You Prepare for a Disaster?
This video covers what people with disabilities need to know to prepare for a disaster. Learn what to do before, during, and after a disaster. Watch the video “How Do You Prepare for a Disaster?”
Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency
This handout answers many questions you might have when navigating an emergency or disaster in your community. Continue reading “Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency”
Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Natural Disasters
Learn about your rights under the ADA when staying at a hotel or shelter, and also how the Federal Fair Housing Act impacts where you live. Continue reading “Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Natural Disasters”
After A Disaster: ID Theft, Scams and Insurance
Anyone can be a target for identity theft and scams after a disaster. Learn what you can do before and after a disaster to protect yourself. Watch the video “After A Disaster: ID Theft, Scams and Insurance”
Disaster Housing Advice
In this video, get advice about how to access housing after a disaster. Learn about the programs available to help you and how to prepare. Watch the video “Disaster Housing Advice”
Disaster Services Provided by the American Red Cross
Learn about the disaster services provided by the American Red Cross and how their services can help people with disabilities recover from disasters. Watch the video “Disaster Services Provided by the American Red Cross”