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If you or someone in your household has functional needs, it’s important to incorporate them into your disaster plans. If you need help in planning for your loved one’s functional needs, please contact the Office of Emergency Management for assistance. The City of Richardson uses the Emergency Notification System to register citizens with functional needs to help in disaster planning as well as ensure vital information is provided to first responders.
 To help prepare for an emergency:
  • Keep 7-14 days of medication on hand. 
  • Keep support items in a designated place so they can be found quickly.
  • Include any caretakers in the planning process.
  • Provide the power company with a list of all power-dependent life-support equipment and plan for an alternate power source in advance.
  • Create an adequate emergency food supply for those with special dietary needs.

For additional resources, visit the National Organization on Disability and

The Texas Dept. of State Health Services provides several emergency preparedness films that cover a variety of topics and threats related to emergency preparedness in Texas. Please visit for more videos.


Last updated: 8/17/2015 4:53:45 PM