Persons with Disabilities

Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared

In Mississippi, a disaster can strike at any time of the year. It is important for every Mississippian, especially those with disabilities and other functional needs, to have an emergency plan.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has several resources and information specifically tailored for people with disabilities and functional needs.  Our goal is to empower individuals and their families to prepare for emergencies. We encourage you to review the information in this section to make a preparedness plan.

We are always preparing for tomorrow’s disasters today!



Find what you need to prepare for a disaster? Still think you need more information? Visit the following links for additional state and federal resources to help plan, prepare and protect yourself when an emergency strikes.

Links to State Resources:

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

Mississippi State Department of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

Mississippi Department of Human Services

Mississippi Department of Transportation

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Federal Resources:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Department of Homeland Security 

National Organization on Disability

Ready America