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Hurricane season in Texas started June 1. Don’t let the next storm catch you off guard! Watch our new How to Prepare for a Disaster video to learn about important steps you should take now.

Disability Rights Texas works to help Texans with disabilities prepare for, and recover from, disasters and emergencies. Below you’ll find information about your rights, how to stay safe, who can help you, and more.

Connect locally: It’s also important to get to know your local emergency management department so you know who is going to help you if there is a disaster or emergency. To learn who to connect with, contact your mayor’s office or your county.

Featured Resources

How Do You Prepare for a Disaster?

This video covers what people with disabilities need to know to prepare for a disaster. Learn what to do before, during, and after a disaster. Continue reading How Do You Prepare for a Disaster?

Watch How Do You Prepare for a Disaster?.

Can My Landlord Evict Me Due to Damage from the Winter Storm?

If your landlord is evicting you so damage caused by the winter storm can be repaired, learn about your rights and options. Continue reading Can My Landlord Evict Me Due to Damage from the Winter Storm?

Read more about Can My Landlord Evict Me Due to Damage from the Winter Storm?.

Handouts

Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources

If you are trying to recover from the Texas winter storm, this handout includes information and resources that can help. Continue reading Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources

Read more about Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources.

Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency

If you are having problems such as inaccessible communications, a shelter that won’t allow your service animal or make other accommodations, or figuring out how to apply for FEMA services, this handout can help you navigate an emergency or disaster in your community. Continue reading Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency

Read more about Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency.

Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Natural Disasters

This handout contains information about (A) your rights under the ADA when staying at a hotel or shelter, (B) your rights under the Federal Fair Housing Act and how it impacts where you live, and also (C) a sample letter asking for a reasonable accommodation to terminate your lease early. Continue reading Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Natural Disasters

Read more about Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Natural Disasters.

Videos

After A Disaster: ID Theft, Scams and Insurance

Anyone can be a target for identity theft and scams after a disaster. Learn what you can do before and after a disaster to protect yourself. Continue reading After A Disaster: ID Theft, Scams and Insurance

Watch After A Disaster: ID Theft, Scams and Insurance.

Disaster Housing Advice

In this video, get advice about how to access housing after a disaster. Learn about the programs available to help you and how to prepare. Continue reading Disaster Housing Advice

Watch Disaster Housing Advice.

Disaster Services Provided by the American Red Cross

Learn about the disaster services provided by the American Red Cross and how their services can help people with disabilities recover from disasters. Continue reading Disaster Services Provided by the American Red Cross

Watch Disaster Services Provided by the American Red Cross.