Missouri Emergency Management and Functional Needs Resources

Emergency Preparedness

  • Emergency Bedside Checklist

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    Bedside Emergency Supply Kit contains essential items you may need if you are trapped in or near your bed and unable to get to other parts of your home. Keep important items in a nightstand next to your bed so you can quickly and easily access them.  Use this checklist as a tool to ensure you have the necessary items in your Bedside Emergency Supply Kit.

  • Missouri Emergency Management Association

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    MOEMA brings together emergency management and public safety professionals for the purpose of networking, idea sharing, and innovation. Providing emergency management certification through its MoCEM program, MOEMA ensures that emergency management best practices are advanced throughout the state.

  • SEMA

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    The State Emergency Management Agency’s mission is to help our fellow Missourians prepare for, respond to and recover from all emergencies. Each step will be guided by our core values of respect, integrity, trust, honesty and compassion.

  • Including People with Disabilities in Earthquake Planning Makes Sense

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    Disability awareness helps to remove barriers so that responsible, selfsufficient people with disabilities can assume risks, make choices and contribute as they wish… this is a vision in which we all win.

  • Supported Decision-Making and Emergency Planning

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    Supported Decision-Making is getting help when you need it, from people you trust, so you can make your own decisions about your life.

  • The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

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    The mission of The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies is equity for people with disabilities and people with access and functional needs throughout all planning, programs, services and procedures before, during and after disasters and emergencies.

  • Guidance on Planning for Integration of Functional Needs Support Services

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    Our office helps FEMA deliver the agency’s shared mission of helping people before, during and after disasters in ways that maximize the inclusion of, and accessibility for, people with disabilities.

  • FEMA/Disability

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    Our office helps FEMA deliver the agency’s shared mission of helping people before, during and after disasters in ways that maximize the inclusion of, and accessibility for, people with disabilities.

  • Effective Communications for People with Disabilities: Before, During, and After Emergencies

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    The National Council on Disability (NCD) plays a critical role in promoting successful disability policies regarding emergency management through the publication of information and policy recommendations. Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented changes to the emergency alert requirements that paralleled NCD’s recommendations in the 2005 report Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning.

  • Ready.gov Individuals with Disabilities

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    Disability intersects every demographic group—there are people with disabilities of all ages, races, genders or national origin. And, disabilities can impact a person in a variety of ways—both visible and invisible. For people with disabilities and their families, it is important to consider individual circumstances and needs to effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters. 

  • Seniors & Functional Needs

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    In an emergency situation, thorough preparation is key to an effective response. Seniors and individuals with functional needs need to be prepared for any type of emergency. Ready in 3 outlines steps you can take now to prepare.

    The Family Safety Guide provides detailed information on the three steps in preparing in advance of any emergency.

  • Text to 911 Missouri

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    Text-to-911 is the ability to send a text message to reach 911 emergency call takers from your mobile phone or device. However, because voice calls to 911 provide more information to 911 call centers, you should always make a voice call to 911 during an emergency whenever possible.

  • State of Missouri Emergency Preparedness/Safety

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    Emergency Preparedness: It has been evident that during a disaster an evacuation plan for individuals with disabilities' needs shall be met. Community and statewide emergency preparedness teams are developing a plan to ensure that all individuals with disabilities are included in the development of plans for protection from both natural and man-made emergencies. This tab provides access to task forces and tips on preparing for disasters.

  • Personal Disaster Preparedness: I Use a Wheelchair

  • CDR Policy Position: Emergency Preparedness

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    Disabled people have often been afterthoughts in emergency and disaster management and planning. Time and again our community has paid the price for not being considered. We have been left out of evacuation strategies. We have encountered inaccessible shelters. We frequently run into emergency responses that don’t engage our languages or methods of communication. Not accounting for the needs of the disability community in emergency and disaster response violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

  • At-Risk Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

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    At-risk individuals are people with access and functional needs (AFN) (temporary or permanent) that may interfere with their ability to access or receive medical care before, during, or after a disaster or public health emergency. Irrespective of specific diagnosis, status, or label, the term access and functional needs is used to describe a broad set of common and crosscutting access and functional needs

  • Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Situations

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    Different populations may face similar risks of exposure to the negative effects of environmental and man-made disasters, but their actual vulnerability is dependent on their socio-economic conditions, civic and social empowerment, and access to mitigation and relief resources. Individuals with disabilities are disproportionately affected in disaster, emergency, and conflict situations due to inaccessible evacuation, response (including shelters, camps, and food distribution), and recovery efforts.

  • FEMA

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    FEMA has information to help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters specific to your location. Use this page to find local disaster recovery centers, flood maps, fact sheets, FEMA contacts, jobs and other resources.

  • Tips For People With Visual Disabilities

  • Tips For People With Hearing Impairments

  • Emergency Preparedness and People who are Blind and Visually Impaired

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    Emergency Preparedness and People who are Blind and Visually Impaired: A Handbook for the Consumer

Public Transport During an Emergency

Missouri Shelters

  • Missouri Disability Portal Housing

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    Housing is the cornerstone of the American independence. This tab presents resources on affordable and accessible housing options. It offers information on universal design features that can be incorporated in the design of homes to enhance "aging in the home."

  • Intervention Ministries

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    Provides a warming shelter and a cooling site during extreme cold weather.

  • Vernon County Senior Center

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    Provides a variety of services for senior citizens; including congregate meals,home delivered meals, senior ride program property tax relief application prep services, senior center services, mass care shelter, an extreme cold warming center, and an extreme heat cooling center.

  • Ozarks Family YMCA

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    Offer many different types of youth and adult sports programs; including Y facilities, sack lunches/dinners, summer food program, day camps, mass care shelter, and extreme cold warming center, and an extreme heat cooling center.

  • McCarty Senior Center

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    Provides a variety of services for senior citizens including, congregate meals, home delivered meals, senior ride program, tax prep assistance, property tax relief application prep services, senior center services, mass care shelter, an extreme cold warming center and an extreme heat cooling center.

  • Red Cross

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    The thousands of staff and volunteers of the Red Cross are here for you with emergency aid when you need it most, and also advice and assistance to help you recover from a disaster or become better prepared to face one in the future.

Functional Needs Registry

  • Functional Needs Registry

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    The Functional Needs Registry is a database containing information about individuals residing in the City of St. Louis who may require assistance in the event of an emergency.

    Individuals, of any age, are eligible to be registered with the City of St. Louis Functional Needs Registry if they have specific needs that prevent them from taking care of themselves in the event of an emergency.