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Emergency & Severe Weather Resources


Our thoughts and hearts are with the people, families, and communities impacted by the tornadoes, severe weather, and flooding. Check out the complied list of resources below to assist you and also follow on social media:

Plan ahead and be prepared before, during, and after severe weather, disasters and emergencies. Be sure to listen to and follow your local news and weather reports as well as social media for important alerts and emergency information in your area. Please stay safe!

The Southeast ADA Center and the ADA National Network are here to answer your ADA-related questions and provide any other information and referrals that we can.

Call 1-800-949-4232 to connect with your regional ADA Center.


Spring & Winter Weather Safety & Prep

General Safety, Support & Emergency Shelters

  • Find Open Shelters in U.S.
    Source: American Red Cross
  • Safe and Well Website
    Individuals and organizations can register on this free website and tell others that they are safe. Search for missing loved ones. Site in English or Spanish.
    Source: American Red Cross
  • SAMHSA Distress Helpline 
    Provides 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. To connect with a trained crisis counselor:
    • Call 1-800-985-5990 (press "2" for Spanish)
    • Text TalkWithUs to 66746
    • Spanish Speakers:
      Call 1-800-985-5990 and press "2"
      From the U.S., text Hablanos to 66746
    Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Inclusive Emergency Communication Checklist [PDF]
    Source: ABLE South Carolina
  • Emergency Preparedness Publications & Resources
    Source: Pacific ADA Center

U.S. Federal Resources

FEMA: U.S. Federal Emergency Management


Disaster Assistance

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Southeast U.S Region

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Resources from the Southeast ADA Center

ADA National Network Resources

Southeast ADA Center
Phone: 404-541-9001

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Questions? ADA Hotline: 1-800-949-4232
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Disclaimer: Accessibility cannot be guaranteed for external websites. We provide these links as a courtesy and do not endorse, take responsibility, or exercise control of the organization nor vouch for the accuracy of the contents of the destination link. The Southeast ADA Center in the ADA National Network and a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University provides information, materials, and technical assistance to individuals and entities that are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) (grant #90DP0090-01-00) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. You should be aware that NIDILRR is not responsible for enforcement of the ADA. The information, materials, and/or technical assistance provided by the Southeast ADA Center are intended solely as informal guidance, and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA.