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Winter weather in Texas can be severe, so it’s important to be prepared. Check out our How to Prepare for a Disaster video to learn what steps you can take to be ready and stay safe.


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. Watch the video “How Do You Prepare for a Disaster?”

Handouts

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?”

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”

Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency

This handout answers many questions you might have when navigating an emergency or disaster in your community. Continue reading “Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency”

Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Natural Disasters

Learn about your rights under the ADA when staying at a hotel or shelter, and also how the Federal Fair Housing Act impacts where you live. Continue reading “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. Watch the video “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. Watch the video “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. Watch the video “Disaster Services Provided by the American Red Cross”

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