In Arkansas, nobody wants to think about experiencing a natural disaster like a tornado, flood, ice storm or house fire. What would you do if you found yourself in an emergency situation?
It’s important to plan ahead. Especially if you have a disability, or are a caregiver for someone who does. We’ve put together a checklist that can help you prepare for the worst.
Additional Emergency Resources
You can go to Ready.Gov at anytime to obtain emergency preparedness information. Other links:
Be Informed video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u6vo9Q-Uq4
Build a kit video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJuDXorO9_g
Make a plan video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TybjwGLHA88&feature=youtu.be
FEMA Region VI
FRC 800 North Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209
Follow FEMA Region 6 on Twitter: @FEMARegion6
American Red Cross
401 S. Monroe St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
Red Cross Toll Free: 1 (800) 733-2767
Red Cross Shelters | Central Arkansas Now
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM)
Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199
Follow ADEM on Twitter: @AR_Emergencies
Additional Helpful numbers and links:
United Way Fort Smith Area: Sign up to volunteer or Donate: https://unitedwayfortsmith.org/
Arkansas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: http://www.arvoad.org/
Salvation Army: (479) 783-6145
Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT)
10324 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR 72209
I Drive Arkansas, call or text 501-569-2374, or visit https://www.idrivearkansas.com/
GCDD believes that it is imperative to keep the disabilities community and the public well informed about all matters effecting the lives of people with disabilities. Outreach is a very important part of the Council’s work.
Click the image of the document you wish to download and it will open into a new tab or window. See link at the bottom of this page to access an order form for printed materials. Call or email the Council office for publications in Spanish or Marshallese.
About the Council and the Arkansas DD Network v2017
Guardianship Guide v2017
Guide to Common Disability Related Acronyms v2017
People First Language Guide v2017
Vital Records Log-Fillable PDF Form v2017
Electronic distribution is our preferred method of sharing our publications, but if you need printed materials, please complete and return the GCDD Publications Order Form via email to DDCStaff@dfa.arkansas.gov .
The publication previously known as the “Parent Pack (You Are Not Alone)” is no longer available. GCDD plans to support a project to produce a revised resource guide in the near future.
For more info, please contact the Council administrative staff via email to DDCStaff@dfa.arkansas.gov or by phone at 501-682-2897.
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