Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Alert San Diego- Register your cell phone, VoIP phone and email address
City of San Diego residents can register their cell phone, VoIP phone and email address to receive emergency alerts - such as an evacuation notice - from the Alert San Diego system. Alert San Diego is TTY/TDD capable.
Dial 511 For Traffic Updates
Did you know that you can now dial 511 for Roadside Assistance on our roads and highways? If you get stranded in a non-emergency situation, you may use your cell phone to dial 511 to be connected to the Call Box Answer Center for assistance. For more information, visit SANDAG's 511 website.
National Organization on Disability
Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities: To be better prepared as a nation, we all must do our part to plan for disasters. All individuals, with or without disabilities, can decrease the impact of a disaster by taking steps to prepare BEFORE an event occurs. Check out this pamphlet for useful tips and resources on how to prepare for disasters, or one of the following pamphlets that give disaster readiness tips specific to different types of disabilities:
- Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities
- Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Sensory Disabilities
- Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Developmental or Cognitive Disabilities
- Disaster Readiness Tips for Owners of Pets or Service Animals
Preparing Makes Sense Brochure Series: In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and AARP, NOD assisted in the development of this brochure series, which highlights the key preparedness steps senior citizens, Americans with disabilities and other special needs, and their families and caretakers should take before emergencies occur.
Harris Survey Data: Results from NOD-commissioned surveys on emergency preparedness of Americans with disabilities, conducted by Harris Interactive.
Department of Justice
Emergency Evacuation Preparedness Guide
This guide, available in a variety of formats, focuses on developing emergency evacuation preparedness plans that take into account the needs of people with disabilities and activity limitations.
- The Web version
- The Portable Document Format version (PDF)
- The Microsoft Word document version (DOC)
- The Plain Text version (TXT)
Note that the PDF version may require the free Adobe Reader application. Also note that depending on your Web browser and its settings, the Word, PDF, and plain text versions may either be displayed or downloaded by the browser. In most browsers you can right-click the links above to see a menu that will allow you to download the document and save it on your computer.