Disasters, whether they happen in our homes or communities, do not operate on a schedule, so it is important to be prepared when they strike.
KCDHH established a study group to address ways to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing Kentuckians are alerted, informed, protected and empowered before, during and after an emergency or disaster. After attending the Accessible Emergency Notification and Information: State of the Science conference at Gallaudet University in November of 2005, KCDHH asked for permission to post these fact sheets on our website giving the appropriate credit.
The CEPIN (Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network) project was supported by a cooperative agreement administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness.
GENERAL PREPAREDNESSDeaf and Hard of Hearing Disaster Preparedness Video (Signed and captioned)
Helpful weather/emergency alert apps for your iPhone/iPad:
There are currently many other emergency alert apps available for smartphones and there are new ones being developed and released over time. Search for them regularly to find one that best fits your needs.
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