Text: Green Mountain Emergency Preparedness Project

Emergency preparedness is important for everyone, but having a disability makes planning even more important.

Storms, wildfires, and other state or regional emergencies can shut down power and communication systems, make travel difficult, stop health and disability services, and create uncertainty about when it is best to stay home, and when moving to designated help centers makes sense.

We created a guide to help people with disabilities in Vermont make checklists, plans, and communications around staying safe in an emergency.

It's called the Green Mountain Emergency Preparedness Guide (.pdf)

  • July 2022 Updates

    A thumbnail showing the front page of the Green Mountain Emergency Preparedness GuideA new version of the guide is now available in .pdf format, featuring a page on service animals, and how you may need to consider them during an emergency.

    Thank you to Hannah Gallivan, of Bristol VT, for her work on this vital topic. 

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This project is supported in part by grant number 90DDUC0062, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.​​ Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.​

Green Mountain Emergency Preparedness Guide

Green Mountain Emergency Guide

We worked with individuals with disabilities and family members to design and distribute a self-help Emergency Preparedness Guide that will work for individuals and families throughout Vermont.

How to get a copy of the guide