For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Disaster Resilience Videos in ASL Page.
Disability Rights Texas works to help Texans with disabilities prepare for, and recover from, disasters and emergencies. That’s called “Disaster Resilience.” 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. You can also subscribe to our special Disaster Resilience email list for news and resources to help you.
If you need legal assistance because you believe your rights are being violated, please see our How to Apply for Services page.
Get prepared so you’re ready for the impact of a hurricane and aware of what resources might become available to help you recover. Continue reading “Hurricane Preparedness for Texans with Disabilities”
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”
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?”
Learn how to stay safe and warm if you have to shelter in place due to severe winter weather. Continue reading “Be Prepared to Shelter in Place During the Winter”
If a disaster impacts your access to food and water, learn about how food banks, SNAP, and other resources can help you. Continue reading “Food and Water During a Disaster”
Learn how people with disabilities can use cybersecurity to prevent, detect, and respond to cyberattacks that can put you at risk. Continue reading “Cybersecurity for People with Disabilities”
Learn how people with disabilities can access consumer protections and avoid getting scammed after a disaster. Continue reading “Consumer Protection for People with Disabilities After a Disaster”
Planning for your healthcare needs could help you stay healthy and independent during a disaster. Continue reading “Maintaining Healthcare When Disaster Strikes”
Learn how you can you still have access to your medications if a disaster or emergency turns your life upside down. Continue reading “Medications and Disasters”
Learn how you can get mental health care if you experience a disaster or emergency. Continue reading “Disaster Mental Health Care”
Learn how people with disabilities and service animals can be prepared for Texas’s extreme heat and wildfires. Continue reading “Be Prepared for Texas Heat & Wildfires”
Learn how you can be financially ready so you can respond and recover when a disaster strikes. Continue reading “How to Be Financially Ready for Disasters”
Weather and emergency alerts can help Texans with disabilities prepare for what’s coming and respond to what happened. Continue reading “Weather & Emergency Alerts for Texans with Disabilities”
Use our tips to help you select weather and emergency alert options that will work for you. Continue reading “Tips for Selecting Weather & Emergency Alerts”
Weather radios can provide accessible weather and emergency alerts for people with disabilities. Continue reading “Weather Radios: What People with Disabilities Need to Know”
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”
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”
Learn how you can use self-advocacy so you are better prepared for the next disaster or emergency you’ll face. Continue reading “Self-Advocacy and Being Disaster Ready”
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”
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”
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”