Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

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Emergency Preparedness

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.

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Emergency Preparedness New Release 05-30-19

Additional Emergency Resources

You can go to Ready.Gov at anytime to obtain emergency preparedness information. Other links:

Be Informed video:
Build a kit video:
Make a plan video:

Emergency Contacts

FEMA Region VI
FRC 800 North Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209
(877) 336-2627
Follow FEMA Region 6 on Twitter: @FEMARegion6 

American Red Cross
401 S. Monroe St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 748-1000
Red Cross Toll Free: 1 (800) 733-2767

Red Cross Shelters | Central Arkansas Now

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM)
Building 9501
Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199
(501) 683-6700
Follow ADEM on Twitter: ‎@AR_Emergencies

Additional Helpful numbers and links:

United Way Fort Smith Area: Sign up to volunteer or Donate:

Arkansas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:

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


Other Publications

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
About the Council and the Arkansas DD Network v2017
Guardianship Guide v2017
Guardianship Guide v2017
Guide to Common Disability Related Acronyms v2017
Guide to Common Disability Related Acronyms v2017
People First Language Guide v2017
People First Language Guide v2017
Vital Records Log-Fillable PDF Form 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 .

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 or by phone at 501-682-2897.

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